It's not easy being the average height of a man, but ya know...I deal with it.
Most times I don't really notice it, because well, a point of comparison isn't always available.
But when I DO notice it, it makes me feel a little self-conscious.
There are only so many boys in the world who are taller than 6 foot and let's be honest, the boys that are taller than 6 foot are sometimes really weird. Like "I hide in my man-cave and I can't talk to girl if it kills me" kind of weird.
However, through all the toil & strife of being tall, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
-I don't have to ever ask my husband to get that cup down from the top shelf. I can be independent!
-I don't have to worry about getting lost in a crowd. Just look for the tall girl with glasses!
-I have the option of being married to a basketball player who's like 7 foot. Because really, what 5 foot something girl wants to be 2 feet shorter than her husband? Kissing would be an adventure for them.
-When I wear high heels, I'm a boss.
-I have the designated job in my family to put the star on the top of the Christmas tree.
-I never have to worry about having my view blocked in a movie theatre.
-The little old ladies at the grocery store always ask me if I'll help them reach something. I get to do service!
-My legs are like a million feet long. And that's sexy!
-I get places a lot faster than most people because my stride is HUGE.
-I never have to worry about not reaching a bar to hold onto on the bus. Halleujah for that!
-People always assume I'm like 24, which is awesome because then people assume that I'm super mature. (Ha! I'll let them think what they what to...)
-I have better access to oxygen.
-I never get called shortie. Take that Justin Bieber.
-When someone asks "how's the weather up there?" I can really tell them.
Sometimes it's hard to be tall...like when every boy in your ward is shorter than you. That's always a riot.
However, I've learned a lot from it. I've learned to accept myself for who I am and I enjoy being tall!! It's truly part of the person I've become and it's a characteristic I would never trade for anything.
And that's why I like being the average height of a man.