Your wife is short. I don't suppose 5'9" qualifies as amazon status, but thanks that explains alot. I'll never be described as petite. I'm the shortest one in my family, parents were 6' tall, both brothers 6'5", and sister is 5'11".I've never figured out why women worry about being short. My wife thinks she's short because she's only 5' 2". My God, most men ain't looking for an Amazon woman.