Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Why I Love Being Short

I'm short. 5'3", to be exact, although I was 5'2" from about 7th grade until midway through college. A lot of the time I get bogged down and grumpy about all the negative sides of being short - things I can't do, clothes I can't wear, shitty things people do and say (folks, my head is NOT an armrest, and I DO have plenty of reasons to live, tyvm), etc etc. Today I decided to think about the positives of my height:
  • I always have an excuse to get someone else to change lightbulbs.
  • I don't fall as far when I trip.
  • My feet will never hang off the end of a bed.
  • I can sleep as comfortably on most couches as if they were a bed (well..a lumpy bed. With cushions).
  • My height wouldn't cause difficulties for me when traveling in prettymuch any foreign country (although my legs are still too long to sit comfortably in most airplanes - I think they are designed for toddlers).
  • I generally don't have to look out for low-hanging branches when out and about.
  • When we hug, my head rests comfortably on LB's chest and I can listen to his heart.
  • I will never hit my head on a doorframe unless I am wildly uncoordinated.
  • I can sit comfortably in most adult-sized chairs.
  • I can sit and drive comfortably in most cars.
  • At my height, I'm actually TALLER than the world average.
  • I have a lower cancer and heart disease risk than my tall peers and am less likely to die in a car crash.
  • I can experience and react to the world faster than tall people thanks to temporal binding.

4 comments:

Rabbit White said...

At 5'1 I'd also like to add that we get to be "small" which is just undeniably cute.
Rabbit Write

Dionne said...

I have never thought of these things. I'm not a short person, but I was always jealous of shorter girls because no matter what, they would look cute and petite around whoever they were dating. But thankfully I married a guy that was taller than me - phew!

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I'm 5 ft 2 and although i'd appreciate a few more inches, being short isn't all that bad. I think the clothes thing is going to be the biggest problem especially when I get older. But for now I can still shop in the Juniors section and get away with it

~Tellie

Sessa said...

The best thing about being short
(5'2" *cough*) is that I can sleep on most any couch, cot, chair, chaise, bed, box, any other object used to sleep on, and be comfortable.

I love this post!