July 14, 2004
Looks Like my Daughter
Meanwhile, my five is in a joyous mood, twirling about happily, showing off the dress she just inherited from her sister. Sister is a little glum on having been dispossessed, but the dress was short on her. It is on the longish side for my five, but that means it will have a few years wear.
And yes, my 10 is that small, that a dress of hers could fit her 5 year old sister.
All my children are small, but E is the smallest of the bunch, relatively. When she was younger she was off the charts totally; she kept her own curve, following the norm, but way below it.
One reason I'm worried about her recent signs of approaching puberty is that I want her to be at least my height (5'1"). Currently she is about the size of the average 8 year old--both the smallest and the oldest of her class. I know what that is like as that was my life history, and I'm a bit afraid she won't clear 5'. I don't know why that is so important to me but it is; and I know, there really isn't a thing I could do about it short of growth hormones, which I wouldn't use unless the situation were drastic.
Not a pressing issue in the world picture I know, but important to me.