I was the smallest girl in my year – I know this because when they lined us up on our photo day in year 11, I was right at the end. Being short has its pros and cons. But today, I’m feeling like a positive-prin whilst writing this on my lunch in work.
I was never going to be tall. My gorgeous parental’s are small too, so the genes were never there for me to have long legs like a gazelle. My middle sister – there’s 3 of us – is the tallest, and her body to legs ratio makes me SUPER jealous. She has the legs of the family. Me and the oldest sis, we’re just tiny and always will be. But getting this list together was surprisingly easy for me…
Over the years I’ve loved and hated being ‘the small one’ – but more often than not, it’s been positive. And I want to share with you WHY I think being a petite gal is a trait that I can be proud of… I mean I’m going to have to face up to it – I ain’t changing any time soon!
- Most lads are taller than you
This is true. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 6 years, and yes I’m only 22. Gasp! And he is WELL taller than me, and that’s one thing that I love! Being small means your fella’ is more than likely going to be taller. The ‘race’ of scouse lads is prominently smaller, and stocky. Hitting the gym hard – well in boys! But that means the short girl wins when in the city.
2. You can buy kids trainees
I’ve bought Converse, Nike, Adidas – you name it. All around half the price of the adults because I have itty-bitty feet that match my small body. “Ahhh your feet are tiny!” But I don’t think huge clown feet would suit me, do you? The Reebok Classics and White Shell Toe Adidas that have resurfaced in the last few months are a much small price tag for us.
3. Lots of leg room and get comfy in small spaces
When I go on holiday with the family, or driving and I’m the passenger – curling up in a ball is always my favourite thing. I can get comfy in some of the most bizarre positions, while people with longs legs argue with their limbs. What about when you’re on the train home from work, and the train is rammed – sliding through the crowds to get on the train at Moorfields works for me.
4. You look younger – which will always work better when you’re thrifty at fifty
How many times have I been stopped going into town… too many to count. But this young face of mine is going to look young even when I’m older. I might hate it now, but when I’m 50 by GOD I’m going to look a right sight better. So this is my response when people do a shocked face at my age – “Well, when you’ve got wrinkles, I’ll still have my baby face” … along with a smug smile that usually changes the topic.
5. You can wear heels and still not be taller than your fella’
I know this is sort of mentioned above, but this is a different matter. Some girls are happy because every day, they are right height ratio in a couple. Bravo! BUT, when it comes to a night out and you’ve gotta’ decide whether to wear your platforms or not, it’s a decision that needs to made for two people. I don’t have that problem! And always choose heels.
6. Cute by default
It’s just a given. And you can get away with MURDER, especially being the youngest and the smallest in my family. Winning!
7. Can be lazy and get people to grab things off tall shelves
I worked in a shop that was quite tall. Well, it was regular size but huge to a minion. There would always be friendly chap or gal to help me with the short girl problems. But this makes me happy, thanks guys!
8. Last to know when it rains
It’s just a cute one. Last to know when it rains, and can easily fit under an umbrella with whoever is holding it. It’s the little things.
9. Hair to height ratio means longer hair
It’s just science!!! Small body, and short hair looks longer on me, just because I’m on the petite side of life. It’s logical and works fantastically well when combined with some extensions…
10. A memorable trait
A memorable trait that my friends and family know me for. I’m the little one of the group, that stands at the end in photos because it just doesn’t work with my friends with me floating about in the middle. It’s something that comes and goes as good and bad – but today, being the short girl around town makes me happy!