She’s also my sensitive one.
She has personality quirks that drive me BONKERS right now, but that I am certain will serve her well throughout life.
She’s passionate, determined, and always comfortable telling you exactly what she’s thinking.
Basically, she’s me.
But one big way that we are very different is her smaller-than-normal stature.
It’s been over 2 years since Kate fell off the growth chart entirely. As in, she’s below the 0 percentile for height compared to girls her age.
Unfortunately, this is wearing on her.
She came home from school the other day and told me she does NOT like being called “cute”. It’s OK (as of right now) if adults call her “cute”, but “cute” means “little”, and she does NOT like when other kids call her that.
I feel for her, I really do. There’s nothing she nor any of us can do about this. All on her own, she has decided to tell other kids talking about her height that God made her this way, and I frequently overhear her telling Maddie the list of reasons why it’s good to be short. (Like I said, she’s nothing if not passionate, determined and comfortable telling you exactly what’s on her mind.)
My hope is that once she’s older and dating, and realizes that every guy is taller than she is, she’ll change her mind about being so short, and truly see the upsides in it.
And then relish in the fact she can always wear heels.
Much unlike her mama.