Who is taller? You or your parent(s)?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by motoramic, Jul 8, 2010.

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Father/Son OR Mother/Daughter

  1. I am taller than my father (or mother)

    68 vote(s)
    84.0%
  2. I am shorter than father (or mother)

    13 vote(s)
    16.0%
  1. motoramic

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    I believe that people are often taller than their parents than the other way around. However if you are shorter than your mother or father, what's your attitude about your height in relation to their's? What is your height and your parents?
     
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    Odd choices of response to the poll, as I am taller than my mother and shorter than my father.

    My dad's exactly 6', my mom's a petite 5'1 (her mother was 4'9); I'm 5'6.
     
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    i suppose he means to ask gender based, so for men the reference is father, for women mother.

    I am pretty much the same height as my dad
     
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    My Dad's like 5'9ish and my Mom's only 5'7ish. I'm 6'3 so I feel like I got pretty lucky with the height gene.
     
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    My father is 5'9" and my mother is 5'6". I am 6'1". My father's father is taller than my dad. My grandfather was 5'11".
     
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    My dad's about 5'9" and so am I. My older brother is 5'8" and my mom's 5'3" or 5'4". I think the only reason why me and my brother aren't taller than my dad is because we have been on ADHD medicine since we were in 2nd grade and it has stunted our growth a couple inches.
     
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    Well, apparently not ALL of your growth :biggrin1:

     
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    Mother was 4'11", father 6'2" - I'm 6'1" (phew)
     
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    I'm the tallest person on both sides of my family (including extende family). I stand at 6'5"

    Dad was 6' (he's shrunk a bit in older age)

    Mom's around 5'5"
     
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    dad and brother taller...
     
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    My mother and grandmother were the same height as yours. I always thought my grandfather was tall, but that was because he was always in the pictures next to my tiny grandmother. My father is 5'10 and I am 6' and my sister is about 5'2. My niece is 5'2 and my nephew is only 13 but it looks like he will be at least 6' tall.
     
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    Me. :)

    I heard that boys always grow up to be taller than their mothers? Maybe that's untrue though, lol.
     
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    I didn't answer the poll, because I'm 5'7 and my Dad is 5'7. My Mother is 5'1.
     
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    So what's that all about? Do you take it for the rest of your life?
     
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    I am the tallest in the family. Mum is 5'9, Dad is 5'8, Older brother is 6'2 and I am 6'5
     
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    I'm five inches taller than my dad, but my sisters are three and seven inches shorter than my mother.
     
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    Dad was about 5"11", Mom was about 5"7". I'm 6'4"/5" or so. One of my sister's sons is about 6'7". Lots of tall cousins too, on my mother's side (male and female).
     
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    My mother is 5'6''(as is my sister)
    My father is 6'2''
    My brother is 6'4''
    and I am about 6'

    Blah
     
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    My mother was tiny and my dad was six-four, so all the kids were average height, including me. I married a man of average height and we have a GIGANTIC son.
     
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    Taller than Mom and Dad.
     
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