Sibling Height Difference

<p>Because I am 5' 1, I am considered rather short.
Because my brother is 6' 0, he is one of those tall people.
I guess it could've been worse, he could've been like, 6' 4, but hey, according to numerous height calculators I should be 5' 4/5' 5 and he 5' 9/5' 10.
Being 5' 1 isn't the worst thing in the world. Especially when you are female. It would not be bad bad, just these things:
1) everybody talks about your shortness in a joking or pitying manner
2) you have to look up to your friends/family who are all way taller
3) being tall is made to sound glamorous/attractive</p>

<p>Okay enought about my height rant, share your sibling height difference stories.</p>

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<li>I am deliberately excluding my younger sister, since she is 7</li>
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<p>My sister is 5'4".
I am 6'0" (female). If I were a male, I would have about the same height difference between my sister and I as you do between you and your brother. I was also supposed to be taller, but they stunted my growth.</p>

<p>The thing that sucks is that my sister is 5 years older than me. I surpassed her height when I was about 10. She didn't like that. In most pictures, I am either sitting or kneeling when I am next to her because she always wanted to be higher than me. It was annoying -.-</p>

<p>Being short has it's perks:
-You can wear heels (not that that's a plus for me, but for many women it is).
-You don't get as many growing pains.
-You don't get the "how's the weather up there" jokes -.-</p>

<p>^ Wow, eight inches (if my calculations are correct, which they might not be :p).
That's funny because everybody thinks my sister will tower over me when she has her growth spurt since she has big hands/feet.
I guess it is good that I can wear heels, but I don't particularly like them. And I did get growing pains (minus the growing...). I think I'm short partly because I didn't have enough calcium and iron when I was younger. Well I can still hope that I'll grow a few inches.
Can I ask, how tall are your parents?</p>

<p>^ Dad is 5'11", my mom was 5'9" at her tallest. Both of them have 3 brothers and they are all over 6'. We have different moms though. Her mom isn't much shorter than mine though (5'7"/8") and her brothers by her mom are both over 6' too. My sister is just short... lol. </p>

<p>I am shorter than I should be because I stopped eating meat around 12 and I've been anemic since I was young. I'm perfectly fine with that though :).</p>

<p>^ I didn't know being a vegetarian stunted one's growth.</p>

<p>^^I didn't know about the vegetarian thing or the anemic thing. My friend has been a vegetarian basically all of her life, but her height matches her family, so I don't think she'd be much different. My sister and mother are anemic and they're both fairly tall, especially my mother in comparison to her parents.</p>

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Being 5' 1 isn't the worst thing in the world. Especially when you are female. It would not be bad bad, just these things:
1) everybody talks about your shortness in a joking or pitying manner
2) you have to look up to your friends/family who are all way taller
3) being tall is made to sound glamorous/attractive

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I think (2) is awesome and the rest never happen to me on a personal level. But it was my goal to be petite, so I guess I'm unusually happy with my height.</p>

<p>My brother is 6'1 and I'm 5'1. He calls me "shorty," in a Southern way <3. My sisters are 5'8 and 5'7.</p>

<p>^,^^ There are theories that vegetarians are shorter,not because it stunts your growth, but because you don't eat as many hormones. Therefore everyone else is just artificially tall...</p>

<p>I'm taller than both of my brothers..and my dad :')</p>

<p>i'm hoping i grow another inch or two so pants are the right length off the rack... i'm generally pretty happy with my height, though.</p>

<p>I'm 5 foot 3 1/2, but I round up. </p>

<p>My brother is 3 years younger (13) and he's 5 ft 7? Somethin' like that. He's aiming for 6 feet.</p>

<p>My mom is 5 ft 1, dad 5 ft 9-ish. </p>

<p>I WANT TO BE ONE INCH TALLER</p>

<p>My brother is 5'9", and I am 1.25 inches shorter. :(</p>

<p>I was taller than him for so long, too - it was depressing to be short again.</p>

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I WANT TO BE ONE INCH TALLER

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<p>ME TOO!!!</p>

<p>I'm 4 or 5 inches taller than my sister, and I have no other fully grown siblings.</p>

<p>my brothers are both young [8 and 2 respectively], but the 8 year old is big for his age, so maybe he'll be tall. My mom's 5'6" and my dad's 6'0"</p>

<p>I'm not as short as the OP though. Is 5' 4 short?
My little sister is now 5' 2.</p>