Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This morning I found Avery trying to tie some Duplo blocks below her shoes to add some height. She was getting pretty upset that it wasn't working. I told her that even if she could get it to work, I wouldn't let her wear them to school. Avery continued to be upset and said she wanted to be taller at school. We continued to discuss the fact that there is only one other kid in her class that's small like her.

I'm sorry, Avery. There is no avoiding your genes. I was the smallest in my class, too. I had a friend from Laos named Vilavonne. I'll never forget her! She and I were smaller than all the rest. Everyone wanted to show that they could pick us up and carry us around.

Avery, just embrace it. There is absolutely nothing you can do about your height, except perhaps putting on some platforms. Preferably not made of Duplos. Although, we might be looking at a new fashion statement...


  1. Sweet little Avery! The grass is always greener on the other side. I know we've both wished we were taller but sometimes it's good to be short. There's a sesame street book about big and small and the last page says, "Sometimes it's easy being big and sometimes it's easy being small. That's all"

  2. LOL...I love her creative mind by using duplos!! :) She will love the perks of being a smaller one...someday! :)