The Tall & Short Of It


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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.

Young girl smiling with arms crossed

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.

Young girl sitting on couch smiling with arms spread up in air

Young girl dancing in living roomYoung girl dancing

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.

Young girl standing in living room smiling with arm up

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.

Close up of young girls face smiling

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!

Woman sitting at outdoor table drinking a smoothie and smiling

I hope Skylar embraces her height because I have a feeling she will be a tall adult, too.

Young girl smiling with hands clasped by mouth

Time to eat!

Make your weekend easy with something that makes planned leftovers.  Cook once, eat twice with Vegan “Bean & Lentil” Sloppy Joes.

Vegan "Bean & Lentil" Sloppy JoesFeel free to add buns.  I prefer to skip the bread/gluten.

Or maybe Mango Balsamic Rice with Mixed Vegetables & Garbanzos is more your speed

Mango Balsamic Rice with Mixed Vegetables & Garbanzos

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

No-Bake Chocolate, Chia, & Oat Bars in clear container

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.

No-Bake Chocolate, Chia, & Oat Bars with powdered sugar on plate

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!

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  1. I’m 5’11” and I’ve always towered over everyone except my family… I’m the shortest! I can’t stand how people immediately comment, “You’re really tall!” as soon as they see you. Yes, I know I’m tall. I spent my entire time as a teenager desperately trying to fit in and shrink down. My physical therapist thinks that affected my shoulders and neck permanently. There’s no need to point out it, folks! It just strikes me as incredibly rude. Also, no, I do not play volleyball or basketball. Do you play miniature golf?!

  2. I am verrrrry short, about 5’1 1/2″, (you can tell the shorties because we count 1/2 inches…) but I love it! I am very tiny, fit into small spaces, never have to duck, can date any size guy and dont have to worry about being taller then him.. the list goes on! :)

    Looks like Skylar has the makings of a model like her momma!

  3. Skyler is adorable! She could model!

    Im actually six foot 1 and Im still struggling to embrace it.
    Pants are IMPOSSIBLE to find and guys are even harder haha…I know being a tall girl intimidates a lot of guys and it’s nice to hear that you embrace your height…Im working on getting to that stage too.
    I finally embraced wearing heels last night and I was six foot 5! Confidence is always key :)

  4. I was always pretty average growing up and landed in at 5’7″. Sarah, on the other hand, is TALL. At not quite 12, she is 5’5″ and towers over her classmates. To me she’s just normal b/c she’s always been a tall girl. Her doc figures the “shortest” she’ll be is 5’10”, but probably more like 6′. Right now her height doesn’t seem to bother her and I hope it stays that way. My only beef is that everyone thinks she’s 14 and tends to expect more from her (maturity wise).

  5. Thanks for the recipes!!! I just bookmarked the oats and the sloppy joes. I definitely miss joes from when I was a kid… those warm tomatoey foods are so comforting.

    I am average height and VERY happy with it. As a kid, I went through a growth spurt and a “tall phase.” I was also very skinny, nerdy and awkward. So today, I like that I’m more squat and curvy. It may sound weird but it makes me feel stronger to occupy more wide space! Hahaha!

    Glad to hear you are well, Averie! :)

  6. Im a shorty!! hahaha! Im only almost 5’4 ! Skylar is going to be a beautiful young lady , just like her mom! You do such a great job raising her! Her smile is so cute! Love the pics!!!!

    Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! xoxo <3

    1. the fact that you modeled at under 5’4″ just means your extra beautiful and special :)

  7. I’m 5’4″ and I kind of wish I was shorter…haha, SO weird I know, but I love being a “shorter” person, and wouldn’t mind being maybe an inch or two shorter. Though I guess being a few inches taller and being able to reach to the top of the cupboards without my boyfriends assistance would be nice as well ;)

  8. Skylar is absolutely precious! Glad she is well and in excellent health!

    I am 5’3″ and weigh 102 pounds, so I am definitely what you would call “petite.” I don’t mind being petite at all. Growing up, however, I did want to be taller, but now that I am older I don’t mind my height. My husband and oldest son are both 6’2″ so we have some height in the family…which is fun!

  9. This is a very adorable post. I’ve always been 5′ 4″. Occasionally I wish for the extra inch or two, but mostly I’m grateful I didn’t stunt my growth with crappy self care as an adolescent. And I’m a good height for M, which feels like cosmic synchronicity right now ;-)

    I love your recap of Skylar’s checkup — an unbiased professional validated what you already know intuitively. Great approach to the merger of allopathic and intuitive care. Have an awesome Saturday, Averie!

    1. cosmic synchronicity… I love it! :)

      And yes, as a mom, if one didn’t listen to and trust in their intuition, you’d either be living at the dr’s office or living in a perpetual state of mixed messages and confusion from all the unsolicited “advice” people give you!

  10. I’m really short (5’0) and I’ve always been that way! I used to absolutely hate it because it meant things like always sitting in the front row of school pictures and always being chosen last for playing basketball. :P But now I like my height, for the most part. The only thing that still bothers me is how people treat me a lot younger than I am, since I look like I’m still a teenager.

  11. I’m so glad that Skylar is healthy. And she seems incredibly happy, as always :)

    I’m not tall. I’ve always been small for my age and everyone in my family is small (although they are all still taller than me). I haven’t had an easy time coming to terms with it. Like you, I have experienced inappropriate comments from people. I guess that is just part of life, but I think that it is nobody’s business to comment on other people’s bodies. We are all different, we come in different shapes and sizes, is it really necessary to focus on these things? A comment like “you’re big” or in my case “wow, you’re almost a midget” is obviously not going to make anyone feel very good, so what’s the point? Anyway, I’m still somewhat sensitive about the subject! I do wish I was somewhat taller, maybe just a few inches, but I don’t obsess over it. Life is too short to waste time on that.

  12. ahh! i am sooo short (5’0″). i now think it’s cute, but i look and feel ridiculous reaching for the top shelf at grocery stores.

  13. I’m 5 ft 7, which oddly, was super tall with my high school group of friends and then a bit on the shorter side with my college friends. My mom and her sister are really short, but all five my mom’s dad’s sisters are 5 ft 7, and my sister is too. Strange, huh?

  14. I am 5′ 6″ and I like being this height. I was shorter than most of my friends growing up, but I liked being the “little” one. I am now the same height as all my other girlfriends, if not a little taller.

  15. I was always very average, and then grew about 5 inches in one summer between 7th and 8th grade. It was nuts. I got back to school, and no one recognized me. I was way taller than everyone else, and SUPER skinny. And that is the same height I am now. I never grew another inch.

    I like myself right where I am, but sometimes I think it would be fun to be petite. Until I’m at a concert or something, and I can see the stage!

  16. Agreed on this week! Impressive on Skylar, she’s growing so fast! My sister’s daughters are also tall, but like me, she’s 6′. Being tall in school was tough and sometimes still is when guys I work with don’t like me being taller than them! :-P

    1. Tall, I was always taller than friends which I appreciate more now. I actually ran into a girl taller than me at happy hour with a few co-workers a couple of weeks ago, but she was a bit full of herself stating that most guys she’s taller than ask her to have their kids.
    2. Yes, much more than I did growing up.
    3. Tough call because all heights are perfect as long as they’re embraced.

  17. I came across your blog through a link to cheezy kale chips, and I just wanted to say thanks! I LOVE cheezy kale chips, and have been looking for a recipe. I have a batch dehydrating in the over right now in fact. I don’t have a dehydrator, but I’ve found that two hours in the oven at 200 with the door ajar works well. I use two cookie sheets, and switch them every half hour or so. I like them very crunchy. So thanks again, because your blog made my day. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  18. At one point I was the tallest girl in my class, but now I’m about average, 5’4″. I definitely wouldn’t mind being a few inches taller, but I’m just thankful I’m not any shorter than I am!

  19. So happy to hear Skylar is doing well….I would not doubt she is a healthy girl!!

    I wish I was a taller person :)

  20. Yay for Skylar’s report card! She is just so beautiful and happy-looking. And tall, for sure. Like you–tall but by no stretch of the imagination ‘big’–slender and beautiful-figured. Lovely long limbs.

    I was really short as a little kid, but have ended up at 5ft4. And it’s fascinating how ‘relative’ it is whether that’s tall or not. In the context of my Israeli family, it’s definitely on the tall side. In England, I was one of the shortest of my friends, always. In the US, it seems right around average (although people in AK seem a bit taller generally). I like being small and fitting into small things, so I think I’d be happier even shorter. But I’m fine with how I am too–I have proportionally very long legs and arms, so I can reach things well!

  21. Coming from a shortie tell Skylar she is lucky! :) I wouldn’t love to be 5’7. I think that is perfect.

    I made the roasted cinnamon chickpeas the other day mmmmm…..

  22. So glad your peanut is doing well :) And loving the looks of your sloppy beans…can’t get enough of that goodness. I have always been tiny. My sister was the opposite. They thought she was going to be SO tall and then…she stopped growing :) She now sits at a happy 5’4/5’5″. I used to hate being small- now I love it!

  23. I’m like 5′ 5.5” and I’m content with it. Sometimes when I see a really handsome shorter guy I wish I was shorter, but then I see an ever cuter, taller guy and I’m happy :) hah

  24. Always was tall, and still am– just under 5’10. I don’t mind it…but I hate not being able to wear some of the cute shoes out there that have 4 or 5 inch heels!

  25. I’m 5′ 6… but used to be 5′ 7.. I shrunk when I got pregnant with my first son. Strange!

  26. I was always average height growing up, even maybe a little taller than some of my peers, but as an adult I only reached 5’2″!
    It’s okay, I like being short though!

  27. My height it completely average, which I’m pretty thankful for. I’m 16 and at around 5ft4in :) When I first saw a picture of Skylar I thought she was five, when she was actually three! haha very glad she’s healthy!

  28. I used to be tall. How, you might ask? I was 5’5″ when I was 10, and I am 5’5″ as a 23 year old. I grew really fast and went through puberty early. So everyone in my family thought I would be one of the giants. XD I’m the shortest in my immediate family (mom is 5’9″ and dad was 6’3″) but most of my aunts and uncles are a lot taller. The tallest person in our family is 6’7″ if you can believe it!

    But I like my size. It means I can fit into the rollercoaster easier than any of my cousins, hah!

  29. I have always wanted to be 5’7”; ever since I was younger that was the “perfect” height to me. I have been the same height since about 6th grade – 5’4” I used to be “tall” except everyone else kept growing and I stopped! My husband is 6’8”, so I have pretty much accepted the fact that our future children will be much, much taller than me!

    1. that is awesome he is so tall. I used to date a guy who was 6’7″. I loved it!

  30. I’m 5 10″ and now love it, I was always the tallest at school and felt a little awkward but grew to love it, especially when I could get into bars and clubs without being carded hmmm ! However, I get fed up with the shoes and clothes shopping aspect, in the UK I’m between the normal and large shoe ranges and the tall clothes are always more expensive and I never ever get a bargain that’s the negative. When I visit the USA I bring empty luggage and load up on shoes. sneakers and pants.

  31. Hi

    I am happy with my height but I have another question since I have saw your Skylar:-)
    I have 22 moths old girl and I would like to ask you about food and supplements you give your girl. Does she eat all vegan food or she have some animal products? If not do you give her any supplement like B12 and D vitamin? I do not worry about vitamin D because in my country all kids from birth up to 3 years old have to take vitamin D prescription drops, but I am little worry about vitamin B12. I give my girl mostly vegan food so besides those Vitamin D I gave her drops of B12. What do you think about it?
    Thank you very very much for respons

    1. I really dont want to dispense nutrition or health advice for someone else’s kiddo but for us, Skylar eats a largely plant based diet but does have some animal products in her diet so I don’t do many supplements with her. But to each their own, you have to do your research and do what works for you.

  32. I have been reading your blog for awhile and am delurking now!

    I am about 5’9 and have been since grade 7. I used to hate being tall, however stopped caring by the time I was 20. I have better things to worry about. I used to wish I could wear heels without being over 6 foot, however I can’t wear heels because of my incredibly high arches. So, I don’t mind at all! :)

  33. Throughout elementary school I was always the 3rd shortest kid in my classes. I was taller than Cindy Musello and Debbie Wright, both of whom were classified as midgets by the time they reached high school. (Is that a valid diagnosis nowadays?)

    Then I hit puberty, at which time I zoomed up to my current height of 5’4-1/2″, and simultaneously filled out a bra pretty well.

    1. “simultaneously filled out a bra pretty well.”– I bet you became instantly popular with the boys :)

  34. I’m a little under 5’8″ but I stopped growing pretty early on. I was always super tall (and big!) throughout my childhood, but most people caught up to me in junior high and high school, but I’m still taller than all of my girlfriends. I used to want to be short and petite, two things I’ll never be, but now I love my height and my bone structure and I’d never want to change. Also, I’m almost the shortest one in my family. My 11-year-old sister is the only one shorter, but she’s taller than I was at that age and I’m already getting her hand-me-up shoes. Looks like I’m going to be the runt.

  35. im a shortie! so is my mom so I guess the apple dpesnt fall far from the tree over here either! I do like my height because I LOVE heels and i can wear 4 or 5 inch heels and still not tower over others! Jason is 5’8″ so I just neve wear heels that make me taller than him LOL

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  37. Yay for a good checkup! She is just getting more and more beautiful. Her smile is going to be a heartbreaker for sure. ;) I am on the shorter side- 5, 3. I would love to add a few inches…it would definitely make jean shopping a bit easier! But we are all given what we are given and I’m okay with that. I’m still gonna rock it! :)

  38. Pryce is in the 95th percentile too! Everybody is always shocked that he’s 3 years old. I’m 5’8″ and always had to wear flats to the school dances/formals so I wouldn’t be taller than the boys. Flats just don’t look that great with a fancy dress! :-)

  39. Haha! Height has always been a subject of conversation with me. I’m not quite 5’2″. I was among the tallest couple girls in grade 6-ish and then I stopped growing. I actually enjoy being short or “petite”. It sucks for finding clothes sometimes, usually I have to hem pants, but other than that I love being short. My little siblings(in-law) bug me about being so short because they’re 5+ years younger than me and they’re all taller. I love it though :D

  40. Skylar is really cute! My little girl is gonna be tall too! Her daddy is about 6’2″ but I am 5’3 1/2″ (gotta add the half, haha!). I like my height though.

    Your pics, by the way, with the new camera really are great! Makes me want to get a new camera. Is it foolproof? I’m not great with reading huge camera instruction manuals.

    1. Omg FAR FROM FOOLPROOF! I take 200 pics a day, every day. I am learning as I go. Practice. But no, NOT foolproof! What you see here is not an accident. It’s the result of me taking a boatload of pics and spending tons of time learning :)

  41. Those bake once eat twice beans look DELICIOUS :) Yum!

    And I completely agree that embracing what you are given is really important! I am 5 foot 5 inches and I love every moment of it!

  42. I’ve always been “small”. Growing up I was more “average” for my height, but I was always very skinny. Now I’m more in the “petite” range at around 5’3″/5’4″. I like being “small” and being able to fit into things (small spaces, squeeze between things & having size 4 UK or 6 US shoes – usually the size on display – is fun too!)
    Sometimes I want to be really very tall…just, as you say, to “try it out”…but I’m pretty content with my height :)
    I’m 1/2 Filipina & in the Philippines I’m actually considered “tall” and when I visit certain countries like Japan I’d be on the “tall” side so I feel that I get the best of both worlds :)
    The one thing I don’t like as much about being “small” is 5lbs on me can make such a difference, so I can go from being “thin” to “chubby” so quickly :S

  43. Haha, Skylar is a gem, and getting bigger, as always.

    I have big feet and hands, but I am well smaller than you – I even have big knees and elbows, and always presumed I would get taller since everyone in my family is above even your height…I look a leeetle bit like a puppy that never “filled out”, haha…I didn’t even realise I wasn’t going to get any bigger until I was maybe twentyseven and still smaller than my mum – my NEPHEW has outgrown me! I’m a midget in my own family, haha! Sure I’d love to sample being something else – like having small feet so I could wear bright sneakers! – but since that’s not on the menu I’m fine as is :-)

    Have some nice R&R over the w-e!

  44. skylar is so sweet! she’s growing to be a pretty young girl. my how time flies.

    i was average height until middle school when bam! i shot up. i was so tall and lanky and absolutely hated it. buying clothes was torture. all the adults would tell me i’d appreciate it someday, and i do. i can reach the tallest shelves and can’t even tell you how many times i’ve helped short little ladies at the supermarket.=) cheers to being giraffes!=)

  45. Well I’m glad Skylar is healthy and happy — you can see that from the photos!

    I am 5’8 which isn’t super tall, but somehow when I was in grade school and high school I was one of the tallest girls! I wasn’t uncomfortable being taller, I was more uncomfortable when I was around really short, petite girls because I felt like a giant!

    And yes, you are tall Averie, but BIG? No way. You are tall and slim.

    My perfect height? I have no idea. But I like how I am now!

  46. I am 5’2″ on a good day. I wish I was a little taller, but really it doesn’t matter. I just wish a had long legs…probably because I don’t (the grass is always greener, right?). I hope you have a great weekend Averie!

  47. that’s neat that skylar is so tall for her age – my nieces are also in the 95-99th percentile for height, ever since they were born. skylar has an excellent role model in her mom in terms of how to be confident with a tall stature and how to carry it well!
    i am 5’5.5″! i was always super tall, from primary school right on up. my parents were sure i was going to be over 6′ tall! but i stopped growing in 7th grade, and eventually, most people caught up. i love my height, now – feels just right!
    enjoy the weekend!

  48. Skylar is lovely! She just radiates health and energy…and those eyes jump right off the screen! Good work, Mommy! :)

  49. I was always an average height growing up. I finished growing at 5’6”. Not to tall, or short… Ill take it ;)

    Skylar looks so happy, healthy, and energetic all of the time. She is 100% adorable :)

  50. Skylar is beautiful! :)

    I was always one of the tallest in my class too, but I only ended up being about 5’8. I do wear heels a lot though, so I think people think I’m taller, ha.

    Have a great weekend!!

  51. I always wanted to be petite too. I have always been a ‘girlygirl’ so I thought being tiny would be fun and I would appear more dainty, however, I am only 5’6, but I frequently wear heels so that kicks me up to more like 5’9. I didn’t really notice that I was ‘tall-ish’ until one day when I had a crush on a guy who was shorter than me, I just couldnt get past the heigh difference. Now I don’t mind it as much people always compliment me on being tall so I learned it wasn’t so bad at all. I think it sometimes takes people time to love the look they were born with, I went through the same phase of hating my fair skin when I was younger and everyone was tan but now I get compliments on that too. I always wish my adult self could go back and tell my highschool self to have confidence.

  52. I was always short growing up – my birthday is much later in the year so I was technically a year younger than everybody else. Now I guess I’m still considered short (I’m 5’4) but I have a lot of friends who are shorter than 5′ so I often feel tall when I’m with them.
    I’d like to be just a bit taller just so that I didn’t have to get all of my pants/dresses hemmed. I also have a shorter upper body and a wider chest so tops fit really weird 80% of the time – they dig into my sides but hang down too low. The tailor really really likes me!! haha
    Therefore, my perfect height would be 5’6 – just enough to save me a bit of money and have clothes off the rack fit normally!! ;)

  53. I’m 5’3″ and love it. My posture makes me look taller than that anyways :D

    Hope you have a restful weekend!

  54. Skylar is such a beautiful child!! I noticed that she looks tall for her age and I think that’s wonderful! She (and you!) are very lucky!! I suppose I was average height growing up, but I’m barely 5’3″ now, so I guess I’m below average as an adult. :( My mom is only 4’9″ – 4’10”, so it could be worse I guess!!! :shock:

    Ideally, I’d love to be around 5’8″, but also wouldn’t object to taller than that after I’m well beyond the awkward teenage years now. ;) The taller you are, the more calories you can have. haha So, inside I feel like a 6’8″ man with my appetite. :D

  55. I love seeing Skylar’s smile…it definitely seems like a common “look” for her, too; always happy!!
    Growing up I think I was pretty average. Now, I don’t think I’m tall (5’8″ish) but then I remember that I’m taller than my mom and my boss (a man) and the height of my closest male friend, but I think he’s just short :P
    I always wanted to be short just do be “different,” (and so I could ride the ponies…) but now I’m fine with this height. And I just solved the problem by getting a big pony :P

  56. Awww, Skylar is such a sweetheart! Glad everything went well at the doctor. I was always tall for my age when I was YOUNG… early bloomer I guess? But I’ve now leveled out at 5’5″. I’m definitely accustomed to this height and love it!


  57. Great post Averie, glad Skylar is healthy though with the great food you cook, it’s no surprise. I guess I’m used to being 5ft 5, all of my sisters (except for one) and my mum are smaller than me so we’re not really a tall family at all. I’ve often thought that it would be nicer to be taller but I can’t really change my height so I’ve to make the best of it. Have a fun weekend.

  58. Skylar is THE CUTEST! She just radiates joy, it’s so easy to tell she’s got a good mama!

    I’m 5’9, always the tallest girl in my class, and I’ve always LOVED IT. The taller the better, I say!


  59. I’m 5’7″, which is about 2 inches taller than the national average. I like being on the taller side!! Growing up I was always about the same height as my peers, then in the span of 7th grade I shot up 5 inches. 9 months. Talk about a growth spurt!! Honestly, I wouldn’t mind another few inches. My best friends are 5’9″, 5’10” and 5’11”, so even though I’m relatively tall next to “normal” girls, I’m a little shortie next to them. Plus I think there’s something about tall people that commands attention- you can definitely rock it!!

  60. Hey. I’ve never commented before, but the height post pulled me in. I bet, back to back, you and I are dead even. I’m just a hair over 5’10” also. And my daughter Lily is looking exactly like I did at her age. I’ve always thought that 5’9″ would be the perfect height. But I’m happy where I am – at least pants have gotten a lot easier to buy than they were in H.S. They just didn’t make the longer inseams back then. I actually bought jeans recently from Banana Republic that are too long – that has never happened before. :)

  61. I am quite on the opposite side of the spectrum. I’m short, have always been the shortest in my school growing up, and even though I’m married to a guy over a root taller than me, my 3 kids are short too!
    I’m just shy of 5’2″. I will admit, I used to be very unhappy about this when I was a child. People would always assume I was much younger than I was, and I felt I was treated poorly and picked on for my shortness.
    Now though, I love being short. There are so many other adjectives to describe me, being “fun sized” is just one of them! I’m also happy to report that at least two of my kids (my girls of course) don’t mind being short. In the end we’re happy, healthy, and miniature!