I’m Special

Oh, my gosh! I just realized something. I just realized how special I am! People have told me that for years, but I didn’t get it. And it’s only taken me 45 years to understand that my specialness covers a broad spectrum. (I had no problem with knowing I was special the first 8 years of my life…my parents divorced when I was 8…hmm.)

I was watching this program on the History Channel about how they make bras which lead to a segment on breasts.  It was noted that 36C is the average bra size. Wow! I’m above average. Cool! Then I got to thinking about the other averages for women in the United States. According to the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5′ 3.7 (162 centimeters) tall. I’m pretty sure that was my height around the age of 10, so I’m way above average there. The average American woman weight 152 pounds (69 kilograms). Um, I’m uh barely (cough) above average there…Average size clothes is 12. I’m in plus sizes, keeping in mind that plus sizes start at 14, the size worn by Marilyn Monroe. Average shoe size? Size 8. Yep, you guessed it. Above average!

I’ll spare you any more statistics. Those of you that are petite, thin, have small feet, ect. should not feel bad about being below average. After all, why would one compare an orchid and a rose? Both are equally beautiful.


6 responses

  1. Nice post -I’m above average too by those calculations. Really nice way of looking at the plus size phenomena -since what used to be size 12 become size 16 (or is that 18 or 22!).

  2. Sorry babe! Don’t want to be the bearer of bad tidings but I am most certainly above average. I put it down to the broad back. 🙂

  3. haha wonderful post – a really positive outlook 🙂

  4. I was delighted when I found out that “petite” meant “short”. Petite sounds just so lovely! And so I am petite and have small feet. But it only exaggerates the look of my above average weight. T’aint no winnin’ fer losin’, darling.

    LOVE the “broad back” theory! ;^)


  5. ATTA GIRL!!!!! As an above average gal myself, I fully concur with everything you say. 😀

  6. Such fun! Thank you….

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