Thursday, March 5, 2009
I am little. At least, this is what I'm told by others. Sometimes being little is not good. Like, if you're playing football or basketball. Or if you're trying to reach something on the top shelf. Or if you're trying to see the stage at a concert. Littleness is not the preferred quality in those situations. But, sometimes being little is really good. For example, I went to the Adidas store looking for some workout pants. All of the workout pants I saw were more than I wanted to pay. Then I wandered into the kids' section, found a fabulous pair of pants that fit perfectly, and paid half the price that I would have for an adult pair. A couple of weeks ago, I went looking for a watch to use when working out. I needed one with a stopwatch. All of the adult watches I looked at were 40, 50, or even 60 dollars. A bit much to pay for a stopwatch/clock on a wristband, I thought. I mean, it's not like I was trying to make a fashion statement. Then I took a peek at the kids' watches. Half the price and it had exactly what I needed - a clock and a stopwatch. Yes, it was hot pink and a little more noticeable than the adult watches, but it fit and it was half the price. Again - not trying to make a fashion statement. Awhile ago, I was at the store looking at beanies. I found a cute North Face one that was blue and had flowers. It was more than I was willing to pay for a beanie, though. So, I went over to the kids' section and - what do you know - they had the exact same beanie for half the price! It fit (better than the adult one, as a matter of fact), so I bought it. I have several clothes/accessories from the kids' section that were way cheaper and totally fit because of my littleness. Of course, it does not work in all situations. I would not prance around each day all decked out in children's clothing or I would look like I did two Halloweens ago when I dressed up as a kindergartner. But, in certain situations, the children's section is the way to go. So, although it has its disadvantages, sometimes I rather like being little.