One thing that you may not realize about me is that I am tall, a little over 5’10” to be exact. I’ve always been tall. When I made my debut on this earth I was 23″ long so being taller than normal has kinda always been my thing. Oh if I only had a dollar from every time I was asked if I played basketball or told I should be a model when I was growing up. I could at least go buy some new shoes (big ones 😳 ).
From being called the jolly green giant on the play ground as a kid, to the boys being mean to me in middle school (only to suddenly change their tune years later). Lets not forget the stares and looks thrown my way any time I wear heels. Being tall has certainly come with its fair share of challenges, perks, and comedic moments. Today I wanted to share a few of the awkward ones with you.
Finding a tall guy is tough work. I am not sure what it is about the really tall ones, but they always seem to marry the really short girls. Why is that?! I mean don’t they want to start a new generation of gigantic children?
You get asked to reach things off the top shelf at the store. “Excuse me, but could you reach that for me?” I actually kind of like this one.
The stares you get when you wear heels. I like to trick myself into thinking the must just be thinking how pretty I am. With a good pair of high heels on I am in the 6 foot zone and honestly that just makes people uncomfortable. Once in a store while trying on heels a lady looked at me and said “Aren’t you tall enough already?!” The younger me cringed in shame but now days I might shank her 😆 !
Finding pants that are long enough feels impossible. When talls aren’t long enough and you have to special order everything in 3 sizes because you never know what will fit. And let’s not forget to mention that your pant selection is less than half of everyone elses. I know short girls have this problem too, but at least cuffing or hemming is an option. Adding length, not so much.
Hugs can be super awkward with shorter friends… Enough said there.
When you see another girl across the store, think WHOA she’s tall, then realize you are actually taller. It completely changes my ideas on how other people must look at me… especially when I have heels on. It is also kind of disheartening on those rare moments that the other person actually is indeed taller than you. When you are used to being “the tallest” your whole life, you don’t like to give that up.
Looking in a bathroom mirror can be bad on your back. I mean I didn’t need to see my face anyways. You can always tell when a short person (or a clueless man) was in charge of hanging things. When we had our house built we put counter height vanities in our bathroom… it is AMAZING!
Keeping your modesty is difficult, especially in the summer. Shirts are too short, dresses are too short, and people call you Daisy Duke if you wear anything other than Bermuda shorts. Finding clothes that are cute and socially appropriate is easier said than done. God bless Old Navy and their online tall department.
The awkward knee bend. When you go to take a photo with friends and you realize your face isn’t going to be anywhere close to their faces so you awkwardly bend your knees and pray that it goes quickly. Otherwise, you count it as a mini workout for the day and eat extra dessert.
Relaxing is easier said than done. I can’t tell you the last time I relaxed in the bath… because I don’t comfortably fit in one. There is also the issue of sitting in the back seat of cars, crossing your legs under desks, small hotel beds, and pool chairs that leave your feet dangling off the edge. Being comfortable isn’t always easy.
All in all, even though being tall can kind of be a pain in the neck, knees, back, or anything else that hurts from poor posture, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
So now inquiring minds want to know…
How tall are you?
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