If there was one main thing I could change about myself, it would most definitely be my height. I am seventeen years (and two months) of age, but I look more like eleven or twelve.
I am very short for my age. I find it highly embarrassing.
I am one of the shortest kids at my school. Everybody's always saying, "how cute I am" or that "I'm too little te be in high school; the junior high's down the road".
Or kids'll see me with my parents and they'll say, "Oh, you take after your mom!" or something like "You don't take after your dad, that's for darn sure!" (My dad is gigundo tall while my mom is very short.)
If I could, I'd go to one of those racks like they used to have during the midieval times and have them stretch me ... but then, that wouldn't be a good idea 'coz I already have arthritis; just the thought of it makes me hurt! *OW*
Or maybe I could take some growth pills ... anything to make me over 4 1/2' tall!!
I have to go to the girl's section at any store to get my clothes (in kids, not young miss or teens!), and I wear a size 1 in shoes! At seventeen!! How do you think that makes me feel????
I know I can't help being little, but dang, it sure is annoying when people my age are a good head taller than I am (or even bigger!) and I have to shop in the children's section for clothes!! Or they laugh at me when they see me driving my car, a Volkswagen Beetle (Bug). (They really laugh when I tell 'em my daddy used to drive it before he gave it to me after I got my driver's license; now I pay him $50.00 every month toward's the insurance on it.)
People keep telling me it's great to be short. I'm not so sure. I wouldn't mind it one bit if I were, say, 5'0" or maybe even 5'3" to 5'5"! That'd be my ideal height! :)
My boyfriend, Michael, thinks I'm perfect just the way I am; again, I'm not so sure on this.
Being short really bites, but then again, I know it's not my fault. It's in my genetic makeup: my birthparents were little, so it's only natural that I am little, too. So I have to learn to live with it. At least I'm not a little person and at least I'm not the littlest kid at my school! That, right there, is something I can be grateful for! :) (I'll grow; if I were a little person, I wouldn't have that opportunity. I guess being short is a blessing in disquise.)