What A Short Girl Faces Every Day
Can you keep a secret? I have lied about my height for years! Some lie about their weight or their experiences, I have told people for years that I am 5 feet 4. I used that number after reading that was the ideal for a woman. Dumb right? Well I would tell myself I didn’t really know how tall I was but the truth is I am barely 5 feet 3.
Your thinking, is that even a big deal? Well during my dreams of being a glamorous model it definitely was. I cursed the heavens that didn’t make me 5 feet 7! I always thought taller girls had it made. Hey, I was young and we think about stupid shit, what can I say?
It isn’t all bad though, there are definite advantages to being close to the ground. For one, the fall is less dramatic. I’m always first on the train and fit easily into most tight spaces. Here’s a news flash for you: Scientists believe there may be evidence that short people live longer! Studies have shown that shorter people produce less of a certain gene and that may delay diseases that occur later in life. So let’s take a walk down short girl lane so you can relate to my life lessons:
Grown But Not Grown
At this stage in my life, this isn’t a problem, I actually love it. People tend to think you are younger than you are. My 26-year-old daughter hates it! She says that most will tell her she’s a teenager and go so far as to make her prove her age. I tell her you will be glad later.
Whoever Created The Maxi Dress Is A Sadist
The maxi dress and skirt is still one of the most popular styles and we can’t wear them! A regular cut dress can be a maxi dress and a lot of clothes make us look shorter. Everything is long which becomes impossible if you aren’t a size small.
Then there’s jewelry. I have heard from other short girls how they can’t wear bracelets as they fall right off. On a personal note, being small means I have these tiny child size hands and if you think I’m exaggerating my ring size is 5, true story.
Here’s the situation: I am almost fifty and still with the cuteness. So are you thinking there are worse things to be? Sure your right but this is something short girls endure and it is mostly because small things are cute so we don’t really take it seriously after all children are cute, puppies are cute, but when you are grown you hope for a little more.
I Have To Climb Up There?
If you are a short girl you pretty much have to get used to “up” we have to look up, climb up, everything is up. Every woman who has climbed the grocery store shelves raise your hands! Yes, I have totally done this and if you come to my house you’ll notice nothing is on the top shelf.
Your Walking, I’m Running, It’s Exhausting!
I can’t tell you how many people would say, “Can’t you walk any faster?” Truth is, I am running. Hello, my legs are shorter. I’m not being slow or lazy. I would often compensate with a slow jog just to not draw attention to it until I just said forget it, I’ll be there when I get there. Don’t even get me started on the times I’m sitting and my feet don’t touch the floor.
The Silver Lining
On the other side of the issue is this. People tend to feel more protective of short girls, which is also the reason many men are attracted to petite women hence we get away with a lot !!!
This was all in fun but maybe you’ll think about it the next time you see a short girl! Did I miss any short girl problems?