|Maybe these will do the trick.|
We were at a festival over the weekend when a crowd of teenagers was being a little too noisy/rowdy around my littles. I looked their direction with my piercing mom-eyes activated to let them know they needed to back away and quiet down. FAIL. My mom-eyes had no effect because these kids were all WAY taller than this mama. Oy. That’s when I realized that, someday, my littles will likely be bigger than me, too – my oldest daughter especially.
Imagine my shock when my kids’ pediatrician told us that our oldest daughter would likely be between 5″9 and 5″11. Wait…what??? If you know me personally, you know that I’m basically tall enough not to have to ride in a booster seat in the car. So….having tall(er) children can be somewhat of a struggle sometimes. Even if the pediatrician’s estimate is off, there’s no chance she’s not going to tower over me. Right now, I have a 6 year-old who is up to my shoulders. That means, I can’t easily pick her up; it’s a serious struggle to carry her upstairs; I can’t keep her still very easily and, before long, I’m going to have to use a step-stool when I fix her hair in the morning. On the plus side, she will be able to reach things in high places for me someday. Later on she’ll also be able to wear all those awesome tall person maxi dresses, ballet flats, and skinny jeans that I can’t wear and I will live vicariously through her wardrobe.
So, my question to you, fellow short moms, have you had any difficulties managing a kid that’s as tall or taller than you? I know it’s not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but I want to prepare in advance. 🙂