I’m happy to share that an original humorous essay of mine is featured on In the Powder Room. I’d love it if you checked it out!
“What’s it about?” you ask.
Let me answer your question with a question: do you have a defining physical characteristic?
Think Julia Roberts’ megawatt smile.
Or Kim Kardashian’s booty.
I’m talking about THE physical characteristic that has shaped who you are and how people perceive or treat you.
For me, it’s being tall. I was 5’8″ by the first day of seventh grade when I was twelve years old. The other kids thought I was the new teacher, not a student.
By the time I was 14, I was fully grown to 5’11”. While that’s not extraordinarily tall, it felt that way to me.
I always assumed that my children would be tall, too. My son, 12, seems to be on that trajectory.
But what about my daughter, 9?
I’m sharing the hilarious truth about my defining characteristic and whether my daughter will measure up on In The Powder Room.
It’s a funny story on a funny site known for dishing up the hottest women’s humor and heart. I do hope you’ll visit!
Just for fun, after you visit In The Powder Room, come back here and tell me about what characteristics defined you or what traits your children definitely got from you.
Kelly L McKenzie says
Ohhhhhhh now that was funny. Beautifully crafted, Katy. I can SO relate. From the opposite end of the scale. I am 5 foot 2. Just. Ok. I’m probably 5 foot 1 and a bit. Have been ever since I can remember. I got to sit in the front row in all the school photos. Rather than have folks ask if I was the teacher they asked if I was a boy or a girl. When I was 27 and working with my mom, a customer asked if Mom trusted me with a key to the shop. Excuse me? When my two were in grade 7 I refused to stand with them at the classroom door. Everyone towered above me. The girls would incessantly flip their long hair in my face. And how tall are my two now? My daughter is thankfully 5 foot 4ish and my son is 6 foot and a bit. I always had hope for height in my heart as their dad was 5 foot 10.
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Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom says
I have always had a soft spot for the shorties. We are on opposite ends of the bell curve after all and can relate to being the outliers.
I’d like to apologize right now for flipping my hair in any short person’s face. At least it was the 80s when it was my hair flipping heydey – which meant my hair was usually shellacked with a can of Aqua Net so it didn’t move.
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I loved your essay! I guess there is just no accounting for the jumble of DNA we pass along to our kids. I laughed out loud at the comment about head circumference. I have a giant head but my sister had a tiny head. Didn’t make much sense since she was WAAAAY smarter than me. Anyway, one day we went shopping for hats together and had to leave the store after dissolving into uncontrollable laughter. You see, we tried on the same hat at the same time but the hat didn’t even fit over the crown of my head while it completely slipped down on my sister’s head covering her eyes. Thanks for bringing back that great memory! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Jenny @ Unremarkable Files says
That was great! I’m not tall but I feel your pain after having read it.
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Chris Carter says
HAHAHA!! I kept wondering what your doctor thought about it all. You are too funny! And that my friend, is the BEST title EVER for your post. 🙂
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Perine Lowe says
What a lovely piece that you have introduce with us. Lots of incredible ideas have gone into this article. Thanks for bringing back that great remembrance! It was nice read. Have a wonderful day!