A sizeable difference
Abi is 4'6" and her brother is 6'2" but, for her, being short is highly satisfactory.
"My brother wasn't always taller than me - honest!
I was taller than him once. As time went on though he quickly overtook me and today, I'm 4'6 and he's 6'2. So I learnt from an early age that folk aren't all the same and don't adhere to a convenient 'One size fit for all' box.
Yet people just can't seem to help commenting as if it's big news to me. "My aren't you small!"... or if they want to use a lesser word - "cute" or "petite". Nice things come in small packages you know.
Kids aren't so kind, their cries of, "hey shorty", exclaimed in loud voices followed by laughter accompanies me down the street.
Shopping is more like an aerobic workout, whose bright idea was it to put that way up there?
As for finding the right item of clothing that's the right size, Oh! the joy and relief when something that doesn't have bunnies on fits. No surprise then that I wonder what would it be like to be taller, I don't know. But I'm sure that my size is not the sum of who I am. I've experienced life on two continents, spending a wonderful childhood enjoying all the marvellous experiences that another culture provided.
I have wonderful friends and a great life. Being short hasn't stopped me doing anything I want. It's what's unique about someone that makes then interesting to know.
So let 's embrace our differences - it would be a boring place if we were all the same and if one size did indeed fit all."