Tall Girls Rock

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It’s becoming more and more apparent to me that I have some pretty tall kids. My son is an inch or two shy of 4ft. He’ll be 5 in November. My daughter had her 2 year old check up recently and we found out that she is 3ft even. Both of them are almost off the charts in height. Of course their doctor looks at me with a laugh and says, “I wonder where they get their height from?” I have read that you can double whatever height your kids are at 2 years old and that’s how tall they will be. Their doctor says it’s not exact but could be pretty close. If that’s correct, my son will be 6’4″ and my daughter 6′!

laila mommyI am 6’1″ and my husband is 6′. Clearly mama is bringing the long legs. It looks like I’ve passed that right on down to my babies. For my son, I see this being a great thing. Everyone loves a tall boy/man, right? I’m sure he’ll be all about sports. He’s already a fan. It’s my daughter where I get concerned. I know I’m thinking about all of my experiences growing up. It wasn’t great being the tall girl. My life has been full of crazy, rude question and comments. People tend to be mesmerized a bit, too.tall my lifeAs much as people love my height now, it was a reason to ridicule me when I was younger. I had a hard time with it. My mom gave me endless pep talks. I don’t know that I fully took them in though. She’s 5’8″ and I just didn’t think she could fully relate. At one point, she put me in modeling school because she wanted to boost my self-esteem. That actually worked. It was something about being able to see my height as something desirable that changed the game for me. Being able to see these women who were considered beautiful, in part because of their height, resonated with me. It also gave me some women to look to as role models.

tln modelsHere’s where I think my daughter will have an advantage. The models who I looked up to were not accessible to me. They were my heightΒ  role models but I hadn’t met them and couldn’t talk to them about my experiences. My daughter, thankfully, will have me. I’m praying she’ll be more confident than I was and won’t let her height make her feel inferior. I love that I’ve been down that particular road that she’s about to travel. I can give her advice from first hand experience. Hopefully the confidence I now have in myself will be the same confidence she grows up with. Tall girls rock! I am going to make sure she knows that. She doesn’t have to inherit my insecurities. I’m excited for her journey.

 

 

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54 Responses to Tall Girls Rock
  1. Natalie
    September 10, 2014 | 6:25 am

    You’re a great example for your children! Tall and proud! πŸ™‚

  2. Tami Qualls
    September 10, 2014 | 9:53 am

    I want to be tall says the 5 foot girl!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    September 10, 2014 | 9:53 am

    I am a short 5’2″, so I would get a crick in my neck looking up at you LOL πŸ™‚

  4. Debbie L.
    September 10, 2014 | 10:22 am

    I’m kind of tall 5’9″ – I agree Tall Girls ROCK! Hubby is 6′ and our son is 6’5″ …. One good thing about being tall – it takes a while for weight gain to show up πŸ™‚

  5. Shop with Me Mama (Kim)
    September 10, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Tall is fabulous! I have a super tall niece and she was SO self conscious about it for a long time, now that she is in high school, she has accepted it and loves it!

  6. Amy Desrosiers
    September 10, 2014 | 11:41 am

    Wow, your kids are tall, but I can relate. The doctor said two year old is the size of an average 4 year old!!

  7. Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy
    September 10, 2014 | 12:33 pm

    I love this post. Girls always seem to be self conscious over their height, but they really shouldn’t. Everybody is beautiful in their own way.

  8. Everyday Living with Chrys
    September 10, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    My husbands family is fairly tall on his mothers side. His daughter is taking after them. At 9 she is already to my shoulders!! Her and mom own mom wear the same size shoes now!

  9. Camille
    September 10, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how the things that make us special, unique adults are the very things kids seem to tease about? One day all the other kids will be so jealous they didn’t get the tall gene!

  10. Winter White
    September 10, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    I love this! You’re so right about being the role model for your daughter too! She’s going to look at you and know how super fab she will be as an adult and love every part about her height! Great great post!

  11. Angelic Sinova
    September 10, 2014 | 3:43 pm

    Love this post! It’s crazy how people tease kids for things like being tall but then they secretly wish they were taller!

  12. Lindsay
    September 10, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    I’m average height at 5’5 but I have always wanted to be tall! For some reason I am the shortest person in my family… even my mom is 5’9!

  13. Pam
    September 10, 2014 | 4:33 pm

    Both of my kids are going to be a good bit taller than me. It used to make my daughter self-conscious how tall she was! Now she loves her height.

  14. Debbie Denny
    September 10, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    Your perfect. This will be a great example for your daughter.

  15. Terry
    September 10, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    Tall girls do rock, but I am a shorty. Would love a few inches on me though.

  16. Megan
    September 10, 2014 | 6:09 pm

    My niece was SUPER tall her entire childhood…then everyone else caught up right at the end. They told her she would be 6 foot and she’s about 5′ 4″…you just never know:)

  17. What the Bride Wore
    September 10, 2014 | 6:12 pm

    well written post! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Brett
    September 10, 2014 | 6:14 pm

    they said i’d be 6 feet easily!! i’m 5’4 (puberty can affect growth- and that’s why i’m still not close to 6′)

  19. Carly Anderson
    September 10, 2014 | 6:30 pm

    I’m only 5’2″. I would love to be just a little taller!

  20. Carly from The Puzzled Palate
    September 10, 2014 | 7:51 pm

    I clicked on a few of those hyper links- hoping to see more posts of your kiddo and some how ended up on a car website? Either way…teach your children to embrace their height! Such a good momma!

  21. Jessa
    September 10, 2014 | 8:47 pm

    Love this! I’m only 5’10” and I’ve always felt awkwardly tall. I’ve adjusted to it now, but my daughters will be taller. I am trying to get them to love their bodies and embrace their heights. Tall girls do rock!

  22. Brenda
    September 10, 2014 | 9:29 pm

    Aw, love this! You will be an amazing example for your daughter!

  23. Lavende & Lemonade
    September 10, 2014 | 10:06 pm

    I’m glad your daughter has such a strong role model in her life! Height is tough when they’re (we’re) little but turns into such a beautiful feature!

  24. Megan
    September 10, 2014 | 10:46 pm

    I always wanted to be shorter, but at 5’8″ I’m still taller than most of my friends. I always adored my 6′ tall girl friend in high school. She is so elegant today too.
    Doctors predict both of my sons to be 6’6″. I’m not sure I’m ready for them to be taker than me.

  25. ananda
    September 10, 2014 | 10:56 pm

    i love what natalie said- tall and proud!! =)

  26. Fi
    September 10, 2014 | 11:15 pm

    How amazing to be so tall! I’m sure you’ll be the best role model for your daughter to embrace her height xo

  27. Amby Felix
    September 11, 2014 | 1:29 am

    LOL I loved that meme! I am sort of tall for a woman… 5’7 and used to feel very self conscious in pumps since I would tower over people. I don’t anymore. I’m over that! I can’t let my own silliness get in the way of good shoes. NOPE! haha! I loved this post!

  28. Katie Matthews
    September 11, 2014 | 4:16 am

    It’s so funny because I had exactly the same problem growing up, except reversed. I’ve always been tiny. Now, I’m only 5ft and I was teased so much when I was little. I couldn’t go on any of the rides at birthday parties because I was too short (even though I was the oldest in my year). People always assumed I was a lot younger than I was until I started to dress a lot older too. I still to this day (I’m 22) struggle to feel comfortable in flat shoes and wear heels on a daily basis (my feet are already showing signs of bunions).

    I can totally sympathise with you. Can we have a Short girls rock too hashtag? I hope so much that when I have kids they can at least be an average height!

    Katie <3

  29. Shasta Walton
    September 11, 2014 | 5:20 am

    I never noticed tall girl problems until I met my super tall friend Sarah. Although, what surprised me most was that she would not date “short” guys, that I considered tall of average height. Hmmmm

  30. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    September 11, 2014 | 5:27 am

    I’ve always wanted to be a little bit taller, but just settled for my 5ft 7 self. πŸ™‚

  31. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    September 11, 2014 | 6:05 am

    My husband and in-laws always call on me to reach things off high shelves. Tall girls do rock!

  32. Brandy
    September 11, 2014 | 7:05 am

    I am 5’6″ and my 11 year old daughter is 5’3″, we have a lot of tall people in our family and I often wonder if my daughter is going to tower over us all soon to be like some of our taller relatives. We shall see. Even my 8 year old son is almost up to my neck in height and I am like “woah stop growing” ….

  33. Tracey
    September 11, 2014 | 8:12 am

    As a fellow tall girl, this made me smile. You’re a great example for your kids!

  34. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
    September 11, 2014 | 10:02 am

    This is a great post– thanks for sharing and being proud of who you are!

  35. lisa
    September 11, 2014 | 10:27 am

    My daughter is going to be tall. She’s 13 and just hit 5’6 and isn’t done growing. She passed me a long time of go and obviously got it from her dad.

  36. Jessica Doll
    September 11, 2014 | 10:27 am

    It’s nice that your daughter will have you as a tall role model. My son is very tall too but I am only 5’4″, hahaha.

  37. Kendall
    September 11, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Love this post! I always wished that I was a little taller!

  38. Krystal
    September 11, 2014 | 10:47 am

    What a thought provoking post. I never thought about how challenging it can be for tall people.

  39. From Mrs. to Mom
    September 11, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Love the picture of you and your daughter. But yea, she’s clearly going to be tall, she’s a wee bit taller than my son was at her age (not that it’s any future height prediction.

    It’s great to see you gearing up to be your daughter’s cheerleader for self-esteem. Children need someone in their corner and clearly she has a great momma to do so!

  40. Christie
    September 11, 2014 | 11:28 am

    It’s great that she will have a mom to “look up to.” Such a sweet pic together

  41. Maryann
    September 11, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    Ha– remarkable! laughing over the comic.

  42. veronica
    September 11, 2014 | 1:39 pm

    Well so do short girls. I am a short girl and I’d like to think I rock too. Of course tall girls rock πŸ™‚

  43. Lori Gunn
    September 11, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    I’m medium – close to 5’5″; my oldest daughter reached 5’9″. I envy the tall girls who rock because they can see over the aisles and know where people are. Your daughter will definitely benefit from your knowledge and understanding about good posture and presentation. I really enjoyed this post today!

  44. Liz Mays
    September 11, 2014 | 9:09 pm

    I think your having gone through it yourself will be invaluable to her. You’ll relate to any insecurities she may experience and how reassuring that is!

  45. Beth@KCMompreneurs
    September 11, 2014 | 9:13 pm

    I grew up the first so for a while I was the tallest in my class. It sounds like you will raise a wonderful and secure daughter.

  46. Mickey
    September 11, 2014 | 9:32 pm

    My daughter is going to be really tall too. She’s only 9, but already wears a women’s size 10 shoe and is almost as tall as me. πŸ™‚

  47. JoAnn
    September 12, 2014 | 11:51 am

    I’m a tall girl as well and was horrible self conscious of my height in middle school. I used to stoop over just so I wouldn’t tower over everyone. It’s hard to be different than your peers at that age. You are a great role model for your daughter!

  48. Liv
    September 12, 2014 | 9:47 pm

    You will! It’s weird the things that people find to ridicule others about but I’m so glad you find a place of security that you will now pass a long!

  49. Raewyn
    September 13, 2014 | 8:32 am

    I am so happy your daughterwill have youto look up to! My husband is 6’4 and the men on my side of the family tend to be taller, but the girls shorter but I’m convinced that my daughter will be tall like everyone in my husband’s family.I will have to come back and show her this if she is!!

  50. myrabev
    September 13, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    oh wow you guys are tall so will your kids. you such a lovely role model x

  51. Ayana Pitterson
    September 13, 2014 | 3:24 pm

    Studies have shown that children who are surrounded by confident parents will also exhibit that same sense of self worth. Yes, pep talks are one thing. But, when she sees a confident, tall and proud person (you) everyday, she will have no reason to think that being tall is not ok. Tall Girls Rock! Love it.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

  52. Sheri
    September 14, 2014 | 7:02 pm

    I believe it is very important to teach your daughter to be proud of her height at an early age. I’m also 6ft and my husband 6’4ft so she can’t help but to be tall. And I’m so glad to see that she is not ashamed of it. Kids can be so mean but she’s ready for them lol.

  53. Chelsea
    September 15, 2014 | 5:17 pm

    I’m 5’4″ and I always wished that I was a bit taller. Tall women just have such a graceful presence that I know I’ll never have at my little shortie height, haha.

  54. alice
    September 16, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    It’s such a gift to be tall but I know how hard it is to be the different one (i’m a redhead, not the same as being tall but I can empathise to some degree). Beautiful photos and I’m sure your daughter will make a wonderful model!

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