Thursday, July 5, 2012

If the hat doesn't fit...

You've seen those 'You Know You're__________' sort of lists, right?
Like 'You know you're from Wisconsin if you recognize someone from Illinois by their driving'
Or 'You know you're from Florida when anything under 95 degrees is just warm'
or you're from California if your monthly house payments exceed your monthly income,
or you're a 90's kid if you own over 2 dozen Beanie Babies with tag protectors.

I have a list called 'You Know You're Dutch if..."
I relate to many of them, like all our cookies tasting of almonds, but one stands out and I take it personally.

It goes like this. "You have trouble shopping for hats. There should be 2 sizes:
'One size fits all' and 'Dutch'

The Dutch are, on the average, not average sized. The Dutch are the tallest people in the world.
We tend to be of impressive proportions.

When my oldest was starting to ride a Big Wheel at about age 42 months, his pediatrician measured his head for a helmet. He laughed and said, "May as well just go ahead and buy the adult size now."

This hat is from my mother-in-law, who is also Dutch but must not hail from the super-sized area of the nation. It is adorable and I tried it on.

What do you think? Could huge heads be related to almond cookie consumption?

Do any 'You Know You're ________' apply to you?


Hope46 said...

That hat is fabulous!
Hats never fit me, either, and I don't think I'm even a wee bit Dutch, so I don't think that hat size is related to almond cookie consumption.;-)

Lori Lipsky said...

I'm sure the hat looked cute on your mother-in-law.

My family was just telling me the other day that the Dutch are the tallest people in the world. I hadn't known that before. Impressive indeed. Your sons would definitely fit right in a crowd of Dutch folk.

Delightful post, Prude!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

With a hat size like that, Prude, you must have lotsa brain!

Sue Vick Finley said...

You are very cute in that leprechaun hat! Maybe your mother-in-law is a leprechaun.

Crafty Green Poet said...

great hat! Maybe I've got Dutch ancestors, I've got a very large head...