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18 Things That Were Way Too Real Growing Up Short

"Drink more milk".

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1. Being asked to write something on the board at school but never being able to reach the top.

when you can't reach the top of the board 😂😂😂

2. Blending right in with the younger years at school, and getting mistaken for being the same age.

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3. Your younger relatives inevitably towering over you.

And then your family making you stand next to each other for comparison.
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And then your family making you stand next to each other for comparison.

4. Fitting into small spaces being your special talent.

#GrowingUpShort this is your one talent

5. So being the designated person in your family to crawl and reach things under the bed.

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And also the one who has to retrieve anything that falls between the sofa cushions.

6. Coming back to school every summer to find everyone else had gotten so much taller.

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7. Meeting someone new and knowing there was a 99% they'd mention your height.

8. And hearing all the Stuart Little / Thumbellina jokes.

"Hahaha yes, because I'm little. Very clever, very droll".
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"Hahaha yes, because I'm little. Very clever, very droll".

9. Everyone telling you to "just drink more milk".

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10. Being given a kids menu even once you hit your teens.

11. Your parents being optimistic that you will get taller, so buying you bigger clothes sizes as you'll "grow into them".

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12. And lying about your age to get you cheaper tickets for things.

"Now, if they ask you're twelve".
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"Now, if they ask you're twelve".

13. People always wanting to know if your parents were short too.

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14. Having this happen to your trousers whenever it rained.

15. And having this view while walking through the corridors at school.

#growingupshort this is your view in a crowded hallway 😩

16. Trying to get people to take you seriously when you're pissed off.

17. Having to wait longer than your friends to be the minimum height for theme park rides.

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18. And probably being used as an armrest at some point.

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