How Tall Are You?
Eric and I are both tall. All of my life people have made comments about my height. "Wow you're tall.... how's the air up there... do you play basketball?" You know..all the old ones...nothing ever original. I am 6' tall. Eric is 6'1". We managed to produce five sons who are very tall... 6'8", 6'1", 6'5", 6'5", 6'5".... I am now the shortest in the family. But, as they grew, we joked with them about marrying short to even out the gene pool.
Brenden and Sarah started dating in high school. It is told the first time he brought her home to watch a movie they arrived to find no furniture in the house. I was tired of the boys stuffing wrappers down the couches and leaving dishes in the living room. The furniture was on it's last leg. I had a day off. I drug the couch to the burn pile. Imagine their surprise when they arrived home to just a TV! I don't really remember that part. I do remember burning the couch. It was very healing! We laugh about it now and I'm thankful Sarah still decided to join our crazy tall family! Anyway...Sarah is short.... She often asks to be remeasured on the wall to see if she's grown just a bit more!
Becca is Brady's wife. She's tall! I'm not going to lie... we were surprised he found someone who is 6'3". And their kids are tall! How weird would it be if they had short kids? Wouldn't you all be thinking hard on that?
Well, I did play basketball. And so did Brady. But I'm here to tell you not all tall people play ball...shocking, right? lol ...... But being tall does come with some perils... Brady has to watch door frames...particularly in our office! I actually gave myself a concussion on the corner of our garage roof a few years back. But we can reach things! If you ever see Brady or any of the guys with a cut on their head they probably hit something... Oh, wait....most of you can't see the tops of their heads because they are so tall!
Funny enough all of our sons and daughter-in-laws to date are very musical and that has nothing to do with their height....and Sarah is an amazing dancer. They are passing all these things on to our grand kids..... and you might occasionally hear the guys singing on a job site..... something about diggy diggy hole..... No seriously, if you ever get the chance to hear the boys do anything musical....they can digs holes, build walls, and make beautiful music.
It's our life and we're fine with being tall.
Well, maybe this isn't really a funny story but it's a little more about us.... this video of Matthias singing to his sister is really funny to us....wait until the end when he hits that high note!