How I Became A "shorty" To My Younger Sister :-(

Growing up was fun for me until I was 15 or so.  I grew up really fast during my early days and I was one among the tallest boys in my class. My sister, who is 3 years younger than me was just the opposite. She was a small, short girl initially but now, am 19 and she is 16, and is 4 inches taller than me, and she is very much excited about it, making fun of me calling names such as "shorty" and all.

I reached the height of 5'4 at the age of 14 and was aiming to touch 6 ft within another 2 years. I was the same height as my mother and was aiming to overtake my father, who is 5'10. But sadly, I never knew that I would grow only an inch more to 5'5 and remain a small man for the rest of my life. 

To my dismay, my younger sister, who was tiny during her childhood, was starting to grow tall and tall. And she was really excited about it. I noticed over the days that she was really growing up and she was shooting up in height. She was closing up on me.

Initially, she used to compare her height with the fridge in our house. Once she overtook the fridge, her attention turned to my mother. She used to regularly compare her height with my mother, and my parents were very excited to see their little girl grow tall and tall day by day.

When I was 17 and my sister was 14, both of us were equal in height. We both were 5'5. I don't know why this happened to me but I just managed to grow an inch more after reaching 5'4 at the age of 14. Now that both of us were equally tall, she regularly compared her height with me and kept reminding me that she is going to overtake me in height very soon.

Then, on her 15th birthday, I got to know the reality once and for all. We took a family photo and when I got to see the original photo, I realised how tiny I was standing besides by tall "little" sister. She was a towering figure now, standing as tall as 5'8 now, 3 inches taller than me and just an inch smaller than my father. She now left behind my mother and me for height comparison and started targeting my father.

My sister constantly makes fun of me in front of my friends and her friends, calling me names like "shorty" and telling me to "call her big sister".

Now, I am 19 years old and my sister is 16. She is 5'9 now, 4 inches taller than me. I have given up hope of growing taller now, and made up my mind to be satisfied with being a "shorty" for the rest of my life :-(

I really feel sad for those boys who, like me may have younger sisters who are taller than them. Its really a pathetic feeling for a boy to see his younger sister grow as tall as you, and like in my case, grow taller than me :-(

smartytony smartytony
18-21, M
5 Responses Feb 26, 2010

Yesterday, for my bad luck, we went to a restaurant that has a HIGH window and while we are going to order, my sister and I know that i cant reach my head at the window ,she said what is your order? cuz' i ma gonna order ,shorty ! ,she laughed. I felt embarrassed.while she was ordering , i looked to her hands's elbows that can stand on the window and her chest reach it too. while even my head can't .every 3 weeks i see how she is growing faster . I think i will be a DWARF brother to her.

Both my parents are over 6' and my sister, who is 16, is already 6'1". I'm 18 and 5'0". What makes the situation worse is that when we go to church she wears these 5" heals that make her a foot and a half taller than me. She does this purposely to annoy me. Its embarrassing walking to school with my big, little sister. She always walks as close as possible to me to make sure everyone knows how tall she is. The other day i was walking to my room but i forgot something so i turned around and to my embarrassment i ran straight into my sister dd boobs. She just laughed at me and called me a pervert. Why am i so short when my family is so tall?

I'm 27 years and I have got a sister who is five years younger than me 22 years. We are both fully grown. I'm 5' 7.3'' height she is 6' 3.4'' she out grown me by 8 inches. My growth stopped when I was 14. I remember she reached the same height as mine when she was 14 and I was 19. On her 15th birthday I began to notice that she started to be taller than me and bigger size than I am. Her growth stopped when she was 18. Now when I stand behind her I find her legs are very long, so that her *** reach the level of the bottom of my chest. When I stand in front of her I find my head reach the level of the bottom of her neck. She is even bigger than me in size. I feel very jealous from her, and depressed. I avoid walking with her in the street because this makes me feel embarrass especially in front of my friends

My little sister also outgrown me, I'm 18 year old and she is only 12, but I'm only 5 feet and she's 5'9, i'm always a small kid, so i never spect to be tall, my parent aren't very tall (dad 5'8, mum 5'3), and my sister was very tiny in childhood, but when she had 10 years old she started to grew tall and tall, she became taller than me when she has only 10 years and a half!, then she grews and grews. Doctor says that she has the tall genes of our grandparents and she will grow taller than 6'0, it's weird calling her my little sister althoug only 2 years ago she was very tiny and small, now she's tall and strong

Have you asked your family to check your growth levels and if you have enough testosterone? I had this situation, my younger sister was taller forever than me, but I finally got treated for medical problems and got enough hormones and I outgrew my sister. You sound like me. Try it.