Not to minimize the issue, but in her defence,
I am very likely a "Midget".
Lest you think my children regularly disrespect me.
Technically, I could join one of the "Little People" groups, being but 4' 10".
So far I haven't needed their support... although it might help my "handicapped parking" campaign.
I maintain that if short, Erm, excuse me, Little People aren't handicapped in a world geared for their abnormally heighted brethren, who is?! Needing to push a stepping stool around the kitchen all day does not indicate a physically challenged individual? Is standing in the grocery aisle for 15 minutes waiting for someone to "reach" that item on the top shelf not indicative of a physical handicap? But I digress.
Let it be known, that we here in the Friesen household are fully aware of the maternal parent's shortcomings.
Being able to laugh at said shortcomings is not one of her shortcomings; it usually is a laughing matter.
My Big People have adapted quite well to my handicap. It's not easy living with a person of diminished abilities.
They get things from the bottom of the freezer for me.
They get the things I can't reach from the cupboard above the refrigerator.
I have never, in nearly 21 years of marriage, changed a burned out bulb in a ceiling light fixture.
My people are, in short, my extended appendages.
They are helpful.
They are informative.
Even as they procure things from high places for me, they rejoice to remind me of the thick layers of dust up there. (If I can't see it, I don't dust it, except for special occasions.)
So, let's take a little break, and lighten up.
And here's a small public service announcement, for all you Tall Creatures out there: Keep an eye out for the Little People. Be aware of them. Don't avoid their eye when they are standing, waiting patiently in the cracker aisle at the Piggly Wiggly. Help them out. Be the Goliath for their David. Little People are people too. Just treat us like regular folk. Don't point and stare, but don't avoid us either.
And stop humming that "Short People" song.