The Height Wall

In your home growing up, did you have that one place on the wall that you marked all the kids' heights as they grew? Well, we did, and one of the great things about still living in the house I grew up in is that I get to glance at the height board every now and again.

Anyway, Punksto was up this weekend and it looked like she had grown another 17.5 inches since the last time I saw her. To the height wall! I got her to stand up straight, no slouching, but no tippie toes and I make the mark: 58 inches. That's a tall little girl.

Then I started looking at the context and just about died laughing. Cora is the same height at 8 years old as Andrew was, with shoes, at 12.5. We all had a good laugh. But don't worry, Andrew, we were laughing with you, not at you. We all, Cora included, still love you!
Sunday November 21 2010File under: misc

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on Mon 22nd Nov, 2010 07:56 am PST gretchen said:
ha before i got to that andrew part all i thought was, "dang that girls only 5 inches shorter than me! and she's not even 8?!!!!!" wow. she should be a dancer or a basketball player or a giraffe!
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on Mon 22nd Nov, 2010 06:54 pm PST Andrew said:
To be fair, I distinctly remember slouching. And scrunching. ....and crying.
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