You know you are a short girl when...

You know you are a short girl when...

You know you are a short girl when you have to deal with short girl problems

What are short girl problems? If you have to ask, you obviously are not one, so I will explain.

You know you are a short girl when…

…you need a step-ladder in every room in the house, or at least on every floor of your home.

…every time you reach into the cabinets above the counter, you knock something off the counter with your elbow.

…every countertop is above your waistline. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

…in order to put your feet on the floor, your office chair is so low you smack your elbows on open drawers or the desktop (no, not the virtual one on your computer screen).

…you ask other women to help you get stuff off the top shelf at the grocery store.

…you walk through a crowded room, mall, concert, etc., with your hands up near your face to protect yourself from getting elbowed in the head.

…you sit in a chair built for an adult and you feel like Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann. (That’s her, in the picture above).

…you try to buy “average” length pants and you have to chop 6 inches off just to have a nice 1/2 inch hem.

…you avoid buying long-sleeved shirts. (Think disappearing hands).

…long skirts drag on the floor, “knee-length” skirts are long skirts, and mini-skirts are still length-appropriate for church or school.

…you have to be careful not to seem as though you’re staring at the tall girl’s boobs.

…you have to ask your new boyfriend not to spray cologne on his chest so that you don’t get asphyxiated in a simple hug.

…your friend’s kids are taller than you before they hit puberty.

…you need handrails to get into any vehicle bigger than a Mini-Cooper.

…you get stuck on “the hump” in the back seat.

…tall people think it’s funny to hold something you need just out of reach above your head. (If you are tall enough to do this, your crotch is in my left hook’s perfect zone. Remember that).

…you’re also petite and people think it’s OK to pick you up…like a toy…only you’re a short girl…possibly Italian or Irish or Hispanic with a temper to match the heritage.

…spooning with your tallish spouse is NOT comfortable and reverse spooning is impossible.

…you scold your teenagers pointing up at them.

…you have to get to the sale at Kohl’s (or Walmart, or Target, or any retail store) really early, or the TWO items in your actual size will be gone.

Being a short girl isn’t a bad thing. I’ve been short my whole life, and I feel as though I’m very blessed. As short girls, we have unique challenges most people over 5′ 5″ tall (1.65 m) never have to face.

However, most short girls I know are seriously strong women. Their smaller stature belies their powerful personalities.

One thing to remember is that God created each of us, exactly as we are, perfect in His sight and loved more than we can imagine.

Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV)

13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.


Are you a short girl? What would you add to the list?

Tell me about it here, then come over to my Facebook page and like it! If you like this post, you may like these posts, too:

Why my kids will never be perfect

Family game night at my house is a hoot

10 things about school fund raisers that make me crazy

If you REALLY like my posts, sign up below to receive an email whenever I publish something new.

No spam, no junk. Just me. Promise!

Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.


Leave a comment