I'm taller than my parents?

Is this normal?

My dad broke up with my mom in 2012.
My dad's about 5"9 - 5"10
When they broke up I was about 5"0 so I was way shorter than him and my mom

I never see him but I always get calls from him
I recently saw him at a funeral because my uncle died
He hugged me even though I was mad at him for everything he did I hugged back because I knew he was hurting
My uncle was only 32

When I hugged him (my dad)
I closed my eyes and thought back to me hugging him as a kid
I would lay my head on his stomach/chest
Then I opened my eyes and his head was against my chest and it felt weird.

I'm 6"0 - 6"1

Is this normal?
My mom's 5"2
And my uncle who passed was about 6"3
I was thinking maybe somehow I got my height from him
But is this normal to be taller than my parents?

Ages just incase they're needed
Me 16 turning 17 in February
Mom 44 turning 45 in December
Dad 39 turning 40 (idk his birthday)

Also I have an abnormal shoe size I wear a
15 1/2
My dad wears a 10
My uncle wore an 11 I think
I know my feet were bigger than my uncles I saw him like a month before he passed and he was laughing at my feet and making jokes about them
And my mom wears a 6


Most Helpful Girl

  • I come from a family of giants apparently. I'm taller than my mother, but not my dad. I'm two inches shorter than he is. But I'm the only daughter.


Most Helpful Guy

  • 1 in 4 men are raising children that are not there own knowingly. Many women use a mating strategy called ALPHA FUX/BETA BUX. They get pregnant with alpha males (usually men over 6'0" and muscular sperm) and then pass it off as the beta male kid so he can direct money and resources to help raise it.


What Girls Said 2

  • I feel like there's a lotttttt of random , not related info here

  • genetics are unpredictable


What Guys Said 6

  • The size anomaly is really not so unusual. Two tall parents can sire several shorter stance children. Genetics sometimes skip one or two generations or more. We never get to see the assembly manual. One day in the near future we will get a glimpse at the genetic code of a fetus and determine much more than we can now. It is on the horizon.

    Just my opinion

  • It's just your genetics. Who cares about it. I'm the same height as you and my dad is 5"7' and my mom is 5" and my sister is 5"2'.

  • You often see parents/children of quite differing heights.

  • Totally normal

  • Why would that not be normal? Even if it wasn't why would that be an issue?

    • I thought you got your height from your parents
      My dad's average height and my mom's short I should be about 5"5
      And my feet are too big
      When I was 12 I wore a size 12 it's just weird

    • You don't necessarily inherit your height from your parents. Sometimes it's from your grandparents, your great great grandparents, etc. It can be a random slight mutation. It's not uncommon at all for kids to be taller than their parents (although you're quite a bit taller).

  • Do you think all those NBA players are walking about with giant parents?

    • They're NBA players...
      The shortest NBA player I can thing of was still tall
      I played basketball for a year in elementary but I was short

    • Muggsy Bogues is 5'3".

    • @nog642
      Still doesn't explain my feet