The Tall & Short Of It
TGIF! What a whirlwind week! Glad it’s over. Time to hopefully recharge my batteries a bit this weekend.
Last week I took Skylar to the doctor for her 4 year old checkup. Even though we celebrated her birthday a few weeks back, this was the soonest they could get us in.
Her checkup report card?
She’s perfectly healthy, doing wonderfully, thriving, and everything looks perfect and on track. I didn’t need a doctor to tell me that, but hey, nice to know an unbiased professional validated what my mommy intuition already knew.
Practicing flying like a bird. She has energy to spare. And then some.
She is also really tall and came in at the 95th percentile. Another thing I already knew and didn’t need a chart to validate is that she’s very tall.
Not a big surprise that she’s really tall because I am a little over 5’10”. Growing up, I was always in the 95-100th percentile for height, too. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
I used to be taller than all the girls. And the boys. Not really that “great” when you’re 13. But I love being tall now!
I hope Skylar embraces her height because I have a feeling she will be a tall adult, too.
Time to eat!
Make your weekend easy with something that makes planned leftovers. Cook once, eat twice with Vegan “Bean & Lentil” Sloppy Joes.
Or maybe Mango Balsamic Rice with Mixed Vegetables & Garbanzos is more your speed
No matter what, make sure you have dessert ready for the weekend!
Try No-Bake Chocolate, Chia, & Oat Bars (Vegan, GF) and topped with Powdered Sugar
An old, cringe-worthy photo but hey, looks aren’t everything. Taste is where it’s at. And these are tasty and take about 5 minutes to make.
From my last post about Free Grocery Money, it was fun to hear what you’d buy with $25 or what usually comprises your shopping orders.
1. Were you tall, average, or short for height when growing up? Has that changed or did the pattern hold into adulthood?
I was always tall, still am.
2. Do you like your height?
I used to hate being taller than everyone. I didn’t want to be short, but I wanted to be more average.
Also, there is something about being considered “petite” that I think would be fun. Maybe not forever, but if I could “sample” being petite, I would.
No one ever looks at me and uses the word petite. Sometimes (frequently) people say things like, “Boy you’re big!” I am tall, yes. But I don’t consider myself to be “big”. The labels that others place on us and that we in turn place on ourselves are so powerful. But that’s a whole other post.
As an adult, I do embrace my height and wear heels. As long as I am already tall, I may as well be well into the 6’2″+ range with heels. What can I say, I have never been average.
3. If you could pick what you think would be the perfect height, what would you pick?
I will go with what I am 5’10”. How’s that for embracing the hand I was given and self-acceptance.
Enjoy your weekend!