Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dear legs...

Dear legs.
You are very short.
Why are you so short?
You make wearing jeans
or any sort of legged thing
quite difficult.
It's not too hard to hem a pair of trousers;
I have accepted this is something I must always do.
But I get frustrated that
the knee section of the jeans falls below my knee
due to my truncated thighs
and then the calf section of the jeans
starts at my ankles
and then the ankle section in the jeans 
is almost non-existent
due to being lopped off in the hemming process.
So nothing fits as it should.
I am learning to be thankful that 3/4 pants and skirts
are sometimes full length on me,
helping to save a few dollars here and there.
And good old leggings always do the job.
But in general
you have taken the fun out of clothes shopping
and have turned it into a bit of a nightmare.
Sometimes I don't know whether to cry or laugh
when I look in the mirror in the change room
and see inches and inches of extra leg 
covering my feet and trailing behind me.
Or when I try on a 'short' and pretty dress
only to discover that it covers almost all of me
and I look (not to mention feel) rather silly.
(Sometimes I also feel silly when I have to climb up
onto someone's kitchen bench
to reach the water glass in their high cupboard,
hoping like mad that no one will catch me in the act.)
But dear legs
You and I are going to walk many more years together
So I had best get used to you
And stop complaining.
Thank you for carrying me everywhere we go.
You are a trusty pair of legs
regardless of your length.
But if you should suddenly decide to grow
against all the odds
I shan't complain.

Love Lissa


  1. Have you been thinking about this since we had out conversation?

  2. Which conversation sorry? Haha I'm a bit forgetful hehe...

  3. The other day my GM came up to me at work and said 'Russell, I just get the urge to punch you because you're so short'

    Shopping is just the start..