my brother is 6'5.
my father is 6'1.
my husband 6'0.
my mother is 5'9.
i live in tall-ish family, and i have always been teased about being short. for many years i protested, "i'm not short, i'm average!" after all, 5'3-4ish is the national average. or maybe just under. (sshhh)
last week, i had my height measured for the first time since my mid-teens - officially, by a nurse in a nurse suit and everything!
i am no longer average. i am above average. i look down on more than half of all women.
i'm not short! or vertically challenged! or any of the other cute words for it!
not really sure what to do with this radical amendment of my identity - except to exult in the fact that, short or not, i can still wear kids' shoes.