Apparently, I’m still in middle school…
First off, let me start with some facts about myself for you who are newcomers or don’t know much about me…
- I’m pretty tiny (Asian people usually are)
- I don’t wear makeup
- I skipped a grade (1st, so no big deal…)
Today we went school shopping at Wal-Mart. No brainer, right? Low prices and a convenient location. So we were there about an hour, and when we went to check out, there was a woman in her twenties at the register.
Seeing all of our school supplies, she asked, “Ready to go back to school?”
“Yes,” I said, smiling politely, trying to ignore Lil’ Sis’s bellowed version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
She was a little surprised and asked, “Seriously? You want summer to end?”
My mom said, “She’s been bored.”
Well, in truth I sorta do want summer to be over, so I said, “Yeah. I’ve been so bored all summer!”
She then commented on how good that was for my mom and all…
After ringing up a few more items, she turned to me again. “So what grade are you going to? Seventh?”
“Um…no… I’m in the middle of high school.”
She seemed a little embarrassed. “Oh…Well… You’re just so…skinny!”
I think she meant small…
Of course, I was a teensy bit uncomfortable and didn’t know what to say. “Oh, um, thank you- I mean, that’s okay…”
Then she said that I’ll be able to pass for someone younger a lot when I’m a lot older, and how much I’ll love it. Which, I suppose I will, in a way. I’m enjoying it quite a bit nowadays… I love shocking people with my real age.
While we were on our way out, my mom and sister (Artista) tried to find reasons why she might have thought I was still in middle school. Might as well mention Lil’ Sis was still singing…
My mom thought it was because of the fact that I don’t really like glopping heavy makeup on my face. (Glopping… ha! New word, ya’ll!)
Artista thought it might’ve been the fact that I was wearing clothes from the girls section of a store instead of juniors… (Okay, hel-lo! It was the only section I could find fitting clothes until VERY recently!)
*shrugs* Who knows? But we got a laugh out of it.
It’s funny, actually… A LOT of people have taken me for a little kid. Even other girls my age! Like at the library, we signed up for the summer reading program, and the teen girls thought I was still in elementary school.
Wowzers. This is just too funny.
But you know what? I’ve learned that my smallness is God-planned. I may hate it at times (especially when trying to play basketball… *sigh*)
But guess what? I’m like a PRO at hide-and-go-seek (can fit into a washing machine ya’ll!) and I think being small is a good thing for riding horses, which I adore.
I used to hate my height and build, but now.... *sings McDonalds song* badadadaDA! I’m lovin’ it!