So, as many may or may not know. I am a whopping 4 feet and 11.5 inches tall. Approximately 120 lbs, maybe? I don’t know, I haven’t gotten my weight checked in quite some time. I have, in a way, lost weight since but have gained muscle. So we will see. 🤷🏾♀️
But there are perks and downfalls of being as small as a child. I often get mistaken for a child. There have been times that people have mistaken my husband for my dad. 🤦🏾♀️🤣
I have been told that I “look too young to be shopping by myself.” Even at work! I get mistaken for a kid.
I could be tinkering behind the counter at work, and someone else who works there will run up thinkin I was kid takin candy. Or I would go into pur little storage area to tinker around in there and restock the sales floor and someone will run in thinkin a child snuck in again or someone left the door open because no one saw me go in.
Even going to dentists is challenging because I am an adult but require child-sized tools. Most adult dentists do not have those tools. Since I am over 18, medicaid requires me to see adult dentists. So that was a huge struggle. I would gag on those card like things that go in your mouth for X-rays. Often, they would be frustrated with me thinkin I wasn’t tryin hard enough to hold it there or that I was simply being picky.
But in truth, I wasn’t. The thing was simply too big and caused my gag reflux to severely act up. Even simply needin a brace for like my knee or wrist or anything like that, the doctors office usually has to go hunt down a size small or a child sized one because I am so freakin tiny.
Recently, I have been told that there is someone in our apartment complex that doesn’t want her kid playin with the others outside because she had seen one of them smokin a blunt. I am 100% sure that she saw me and mistook me for a child. 🙄🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️😅🤣🤣
For 1) because if any kid touches our stuff, we would KNOW. Because my kiddos tend to blurt things out anyway. 🙄🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️😅
For 2) my kiddos know better than to mess with the stuff until they are older. We have talked about this with them and to each other at length.
We don’t like to say no completely if we, OURSELVES, do the same thing. It just doesn’t make sense. Plus, I have taught my kiddos to always ask questions and not be afraid of asking questions. Because that is how we learn. We aren’t born with most of this knowledge. We learn it. But I will get into all of that into a different post. Because I think I may have steered off topic just a little. 🤏🤦🏾♀️🤣
Me bein as small as I am has caused quite a few people to treat me like I am a child even with knowin my freakin age and knowin full well that I am in fact an adult. But my size throws people off most of the time.
Some days it get annoying as fuck but most days I find it amusing and funny. Plus, I am quiet. So that, plus my size, makes it EXTREMELY easy to scare the shit out of people just by going around a corner. My usual response when we nearly bump into each other (because we are coming from opposite ends) is, “Hi.” I am pretty sure that doesn’t help with the unexpected real-life jump scare. 🤷🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤣🤣 But that is my automatic response when that happens.
My son, who is 11, is nearly as tall as I am. There is less than a foot of difference. I need to get a picture of us standing next to each other. I will update this post when I do. He usually doesn’t like pictures taken that often. So we will see. But I can only imagine what would happen when he starts hitting puberty and becomes a teenager. Especially given my size, it’s goin to be hilarious. 🤣🤣🤣
I also often have people ask me if I am still in school (meaning high school) or when I will graduate (also, meaning high school). I have been told that I don’t look like I have had 3 kiddos. (All 3 of them were C-sections due to health complications)
There was one time out shoppin with my father-in-law (because the husband works for landscaping and often doesn’t come home until dinnertime or later, sometimes earlier but not often and I medically can not drive) we were asked if he was my grandfather. 🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️🤣🤣🤣 Oh, the look on their face when we corrected them. That was priceless. 🤣🤣🤣
I am 99% sure that if I wanted to, I can go on the kid rides with the kiddos. 🤷🏾♀️🤣 I can only imagine my husband’s reaction. Shakin his head because he is not surprised one bit. I would probably be one of the reasons for age limits. 🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️🤣🤣🤣
Not just because I am the size of a child but because I also act so much like a child. It’s like what I tell the kiddos all the time, “Just because we were dealt a shitty hand does not mean we can’t make the best of it.” I was born with a weak immune system, and my health was a big reason why I missed so much school. I never expected to even live this long or even be able to have kiddos. They were a surprise miracle.
But anyway, I am stubborn, sometimes to a fault. But it has helped me live this long. Plus, I am Audhd, so that doesn’t help. Haha, if anything, it helps add to the “lookin like a child.” 🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️🤣🤣🤣🤣