I took biology - even got an A - so I sort of "get" the whole dominant/recessive gene thing - so why is it that ManOfTheHouse and I are determined to pass on our worst traits??
T - straight! The Orthodontist begrudgingly named me the first perfect bite he'd ever seen :)
Q - braces twice... Twice?
The Kids: Ugh, this is costing us a fortune!
T - rotten, my cavities get cavities... and yes, I DO floss and brush (obsessively
Q - healthy teeth - hardly a cavity to be seen
The Kids: again - a small fortune goes into repairing their teeth before we put braces on them.
T - I'm 4'11" - 'nuff said.
Q - 6' even...
The Kids: I'll be apologizing for this one for years I'm sure... no basketball players here!
T - the genes are not good on this one - I can maintain if I constantly diet.
Q - some of the brothers can't swim because they don't have enough body fat.
The Kids: 1/2 and 1/2 - but don't tell them that...
T - BIG family history - small problem myself
Q - what, you can't climb this mountain without pausing?
The Kids: minor issues - what, croup isn't for teenagers?
T - AAAAAAaaaaaack - I don't want to talk about it.
Q - cool as a cucumber
The Kids: hmmm... we do a lot of time-out around here... for me AND the kids...
T - UGH - been wearing glasses/contacts since age 12
Q - not quite so ugh... glasses for driving at about 30...
The Kids: we're waiting on this verdict.
We won't even get started on the whole medical history...
We COULD have had the perfect kids - His height, metabolism and health - but with my straight teeth... and my cute nose and ears :) Good thing I think the kids are perfect just as they are... nothing a little therapy and a lot of orthodonture won't cure!