I’m twenty in a months time, and I am exactly 4’11 (and a half). Basically, I was always the short kid and I stopped growing in Year 9 – no exaggeration. I haven’t grown in six years. So, to make light of my tiny height, here’s a few problems that my fellow shorties will relate to.
1. No matter how old I get, I’ll forever be a child in the eyes of adults
I know that people often forget that I’m an adult – twenty in a month. I think even my parents forget it sometimes, because of my height – not because of my brain. Imagine this: Being in an office full of men, swearing their mouths off and making sexual innuendos, and someone to say, “You should be ashamed, you have kids like Georgia in the office with you.” Yup. This has happened. KIDS LIKE WHO?
2. Oh so you like those cute pair of jeans? Forget about it.
Because the moment you put your leg through that jean hole, it’ll never find the other side. I wish I could be one of those girls who only spend £15 on a pair of jeans. Not this girl, nope, Topshops petite section and Asos’s okay petite section are where I’m spending my entire wage for a cute pair of jeans that actually fit the length of my legs.
3. Hanging out with your nearly 14 year old sister looks like you’re hanging out with your friend from school.
Gosh, I’m totally aware of this. I love Mia, so much, and I love hanging out with her, but I know for a fact that people that we walk by in the street assume we’re best friends in the same year group at school and not sisters with a six year age gap. She’s actually taller than me now.
4. Security guards at night clubs giving me the look before letting me in a club
Yup. I give my ID to the security guard at the entrance, he looks me up and down, checks my photo on my ID a bunch of times before deciding that, yes, I am old enough to be out drinking, and yes, that is a real ID (Provisional driving license actually).
6. People think it’s funny to use my head as an arm rest
It’s not very funny. At all. Actually it ruins my hair and makes me feel a tad bit annoyed at you. Just a tad. Don’t do this tall people, I can’t think of anything more annoying actually.
7. And finally, being too short for a lot of trends
As someone who blogs about fashion, as well as everything else you’ve seen me write about, this is quite upsetting. I love the knee high boots trend but if I wore those I’d look so stupid. I love culottes, but my tiny little legs would look so weird in a pair. So, I’ve missed out on a lot of trends that I genuinely really like all thanks to and because of my height.
In all honesty, this was just a little blog post to poke fun of myself. I don’t actually mind being a short arse, it has its perks too. But I hope all the short girls out there who read this post got a little chuckle out of it.