Aug 5, 2009

Big Perks come in Little Packages

Yesterday I touched on all the reasons I dislike looking like I'm 15. (AKA being really small) I accidentally made a few people feel kinda bad for me. Totally not necessary...because.....

Today I will head the opposite way and point out all my Favorite things about being half the size of a normal human.....right after I point out one more of my least favorite things that I totally dislike the most...I can never reach anything!!!! I always need a stool. Ok now that I have that off my chest.

My Top 10 Favorite things about being Tiny and looking Young

1. I get to shop in the kids section. Do you know what that means? Any clothing or shoes purchased in the mini me sections are only a fraction of the price that big people clothing is. SCORE!

2.I never have to duck. (Side thought....Hercules..."Hey Phil, I got two words for you! DUCK!" ...hahahaha...sorry) When a doorway is small or a bar is in the way normal sized people always have to duck. Me? I just keep on walking!

3. I have never had to deal with dating a boy that was shorter than me. This has come in handy. There would be the sweetest boys and they would always be passed over because they were too short. This was never a problem for me.

4. I'm compact. I don't have to worry about sitting in the back seat because I can't fit or squishing between a chair and the wall because there isn't enough space. I can fit pretty much anywhere.

5. People think I'm cute. Despite how much I dislike the word, one little flash of my cute tiny smile and people are Jell-O in my hands. And everyone likes Jell-O!

6.I have little feet! This is something about my size that I adore. Do you know how cute little shoes are? I've gone shopping with friends and they will look at super cute shoes and put them on their big ol feet and they just don't look right. But take that shoe and shrink it down about 5 sizes and it's the Perfect shoe! That's right, call me Cinderella and hand me over my dang glass slipper baby!

7. It's ok to go to the midnight showing of Harry Potter because I look like I'm 15 anyway. I totally fit in and no one thinks twice about it! Same goes for New Moon! (Of course while linking to it I did have to take a moment and watch the trailer again...sigh...)

8. I have to admit, I do enjoy being told I look like a Pixie. Tinkerbell is pretty sweet! Although I would be a bit happier with wings and some Pixie Dust...

9. I never get in anyone's way ... so it's not really inconvenient for me to shove to the front of a crowd and be in the front row without really bothering anyone. After all, everyone can see over me anyway!

10. Although not being able to reach things does suck, it can be most convenient. Example: At a grocery store you see hot yummy man standing next to the tomato paste. Now everyone KNOWS the tomato paste is too high for us short chicks...so SADLY you HAVE to ask the hot yummy man to reach it for you. Perfect flirting tactics. Granted it is not a tactic used these days and hopefully he doesn't really think I'm only 15 because then he's not even going to bother looking at me for fear of looking like a pedophile, but you get the point :)

See it's not all that bad to be little!

13 comments:

Kiersten said...

Also, have you noticed being short gives you a bigger personal "bubble"? Because everyone's faces are farther away from yours it adds at least six inches. I've found when I stand next to someone who's actually my size I always feel like I need to back up a little bit, because it's too close for comfort.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Oh I completely agree! It's not every day I meet someone my size...but it does feel a bit strange to be at eye level. LOL

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh, I'm jealous of your small feet and cute shoes! I'm clunking around in size 9s.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Mesina said...

Elizabeth, I have size 9 feet too (a UK 7) - sometimes just looking at my shoes makes me cry.

But it's great seeing a post for all the positive things about being short brings you! x

Katie Ganshert said...

I wear a size TEN shoe!!! Can you believe that? I'm a giant. You could fit 2 of your shoes into one of mine. :)

CMOM Productions said...

I do love this topic. Again, I could add a few... but you know that already! There are perks aren't there? :) Oh and as you well know, pixies are some of my favorite people! It helps because they feel special, as they are taller than I am. lol I mean, you know Tink is one of my heroes! When are we going to collaborate on that "Short People Rock" book again?

Jody Hedlund said...

Very cute, Marybeth! So how short exactly are you? I keep envisioning a female version of a gnome, but I know that's not quite how short you are!

Krista Phillips said...

SO with you on the shoe thing. My big ole feet are NINE AND A HALF! It is HIGHLY irritating, and if i could shrink my feet, I totally would. Although, not like have them amputated or anything. I really want my feet. I'll keep them if that's the case.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

definitely a glass half-full way to look at being short! i should try this on the flip side of being too tall. :)

Heart2Heart said...

Again more things I never thought about. Great flip side of things on the positive. Love the fact of dating men, because most are taller anyway, isn't that the truth.

I bet the average or shorter guys feel horrible because it's hard to find women who will date them.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jessica said...

Okay, I don't feel bad for you anymore! LOL

I can never find cute shoes because of my humongo feet AND all the cute guys in high school were shorter than me. Even the hot actors are shorter than me. Do you know what a disappointment that is? I feel like a giant...

Danyelle said...

I agree with all of those reasons. Not to mention, being small makes one a natural at hiding games. O:)

Tabitha Bird said...

Glad to see you have embraced your little person. You are lucky about the cute shoes thing. I am only a size seven, but 5-6 shoes do look really good. Love your blog. Fun post.