Friday, 30 October 2009

Short Happens

The Tall One hasn't always been tall. Many years ago he was very small.
"This baby is very small," said the midwives.
"This baby is too small," said the doctors.
"Stop!" said the wily old Consultant. "This is a small baby. But this is one smart, small baby. Look at his mum. She's not very big at all. Where's he supposed to grow? When he gets out he'll stretch his legs."
And he was right. The Tall One is smart. And he is tall. Taller even than The Accountant. Which I'm not. Obviously. He does try to empathise, though. When he happens upon me hemming a pair of jeans or balancing on a chair (because-it's-OK-I-can-get-it-myself); he likes to pat me on the head:
"Don't worry, Mum," he says kindly. "Short Happens!"

21 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

I love your style of writing....I think your blog is going to be fascinating.

debs14 said...

Totally agree with 'scrappyjacky', what a lovely distinctive style you have. I'm looking forward to reading more as the class progresses!

Amy said...

Your ramblings are so fun! I love this story about the Tall One.

Julie said...

From one small one to another ..... I love this! Did we ever mention we like your writing style ... once or twice eh? Beautiful family photo too. xxxx

Mary said...

I'm with everyone else on your writing style (perhaps you should have been a writer!). Look forward to many more instalments

chksngr said...

I LOVE THIS! My own mother is only 4' 11" tall...and her mom was 4' 6" She has been shorter than me since I was in the 5th grade!

Karen said...

Love, love, love your blog - I too am small :( but it's ok really!

madelineas said...

Sian, tell the tall one "good things come in small packages" That was my moms favorite saying, she was a little 4'11' lady in a 6+ft household. Love your blog

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great entry for today. So glad you're up and blogging!
Rinda

Linda said...

lovely story! And gosh he is tall! (linda from Shimelle's class)

Ann said...

Love the story. Typical for a lad to say!

nancy said...

Very cute and well written! Made me smile as I am a tall one. :)

Ruth said...

Great style of writing and I'm looking the names you use for your loved ones. Far more creative than the DH, DS, mum and Sib I use!!

Jinnag said...

Made me smile too! As a "small one" my gran (4ft 8in) taught me that you don't find diamonds as big as bricks!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great story! He certainly is tall!

michelle said...

Fabulous! and as a tall one it made me smile! when people meet me they say oo aren't you tall, a lot taller than I expected LOL loved the story!!!

SarahLP said...

Lovely story, Sian.. I'm another small one (5' and a half - that half-inch matters!!). Love your LO of your mum too. See you in class (SHimelle's and Copy + Paste!)

SarahLP x

humel said...

rofl!! Yep, I too am liking your writing style :-) Keep 'em coming!

cpbunch said...

ha! I'm 5'1 and a HALF . . that half is very important. Love your writing! (Cpbunch from Shimelle's class)

JJ Sobey said...

Hehe - great story - love the punchline... :)

noel said...

love this post!! :)

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