We just happened to have taken Mr. C’s annual height measurement this week. We had him stand next to this bathroom door and marked off his height with a pencil mark. So this photo is not one of my better entries, just a photo of a door, but it fits the theme this week!
I can’t believe that we’ve already done this for the third time. Seems like we just did it, but it’s been a year since the last time. The most recent measurement should be easy to see in the photo, its a pencil line above the door latch, 40 inches. Last year’s mark is a few inches below that, just about 35 inches, located just about at the top of the door latch. Might be hard to see the mark in the photo, but its there close to the top screw of the latch. Even lower is the first mark at about 28 inches.
It’s becoming a family tradition. This door was also used to measure the growth of both my wife and sister in law.
There’s always something to worry about as a parent. Will he be tall ? Will he be short? Will he be too tall ? Will he be too short ?
How tall he gets isn’t really one of my top things to worry about. My wife checks an online growth chart sometimes, and according to this chart, he should be about 5 feet 11 inches when he’s an adult. Which is taller than me. But to me this is like finding out that my great great grandfather was 5 feet 11 inches. So far removed from the present that it’s just trivia.
While it is always amazing watching him grow, what I worry about more often is if he will be happy at whatever height he is.