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G2016 is for G2016enes

The Way I See It

There are some physical traits I inherited from my mother and some from my father. I had no say in what I got from who. That’s just the way it is but not necessarily the way I would have liked it to be.


My mother had beautiful thick wavy hair, my father thin wavy hair and he was mostly bald from a young age. I have thin wavy hair like him. I have read that baldness is passed through the mother. My mother’s family kept their hair so though my hair is thinning a bit I probably won’t go bald.

My mother had beautiful shapely arms and legs and little ankles. The women in my father’s family had big flappy-floppy arms and fat legs with thick ankles. My mother had a cute butt my father’s butt was flat. I won’t say much about my arms, legs, and ankles other than they are not my mothers. However, I always had a cute butt, a little more to it nowadays but I am not complaining.

As for skin, my mother had olive skin, never had acne and aging didn’t bring a lot of wrinkles, sags or lines to her face. I have fair thin skin like my Irish father and I have rosacea. When I was a kid I had acne but not now; which makes me happy because acne and wrinkles would be the pits, so to speak. So far the wrinkles are more “laugh lines” and the sagging isn’t too noticeable although I tend to wear turtlenecks to cover my turtle-like neck.

Both my parents had problems with their teeth. They both had dentures. So far I still have most of my teeth but that is because I have paid for the children of my dentist to go to college. I think my parents hearing was okay so I don’t know why mine is problematic. Maybe too many rock concerts attended. Everyone in my family wears glasses so I guess my eyesight was doomed from the start.  I can see with glasses and I am ever so grateful and will never complain about having to wear them.

Now you know more about me than you ever wanted to all because the A to Z Challenge letter today was G and what I came up with was genes. And the way I see it…when we turn 16, along with a driver’s license we should get to play with our genes. We should get to pick and choose which ones we want to dominate from which parent. If I could have done that I would be outstandingly unbearably perfectly beautiful.

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18 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge…G

  1. This post made me smile! It so often seems that we inherit the genes we’d rather have passed up on if we’d had that opportunity. My daughter always laughs when she develops yet another trait like mine and says “thanks for the good genetics, Mom”! Apparently my genes are very dominant, and most of them came from my father, although I can see more of her father in her than she sees. 🙂

  2. I am in my father’s image for sure. I got a lot of my craziness from my mother, but that wasn’t genetic I don’t guess. But when I look in the mirror, I see my father.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  3. Love this! I’ve always been grateful that I inherited my Dad’s slim build rather than my Mom’s stockier one but she had gorgeous skin that I didn’t inherit. We have the same hair but our coloring is different. My is like neither of my parents, probably a kickback to a recessive gene there. We do have blondes in the family. I was at a family function yesterday and it was interesting to see all the genes in work. We have redheads. Most of the family is thin and fair but there is the occasional dark brunette (like my parents). It’s a mixed bag but overall I’m ok with it. Just wish I wasn’t the only one with poor eyesight! (Thank God for corrective surgery!)

  4. I love this post. I would have liked to have been able to select my genes. I won’t go into detail but THINGS would be different. I read a post on beBee the other day and the last line was we are imperfectly perfect and should be grateful for the way we are. 🌸 🌺

  5. I love the idea of being able to give our genes a test ride and then choose. I would have taken my Dad’s thick wavy hair instead of getting my Mom’s thin, fine, straight as a stick hair. I would have not selected my Dad’s cardiovascular disease and then would not have had a cardiac stent at 52. I have both of my parents sense of humor and am thankful for that although it’s a little quirky, dry, and can be sarcastic. I am good with the rest of my body, certainly far from pretty but average with a good smile. Oh, I have really bad eyes and both my parents did not have vision problems. My hearing is too good… I hear all! I know more about you this morning and it is fun… 🙂 I have rosacea and have been using something for it since my thirties. It is much better at 65 than it has ever been. Your A to Z makes me think and makes me smile!

    1. I am very grateful that I am healthier than my parents were. Maybe that is because health care and awareness are better today than it was in their day. I am glad my silly blog brings a smile to you!

  6. True Patricia. Agree with you about the genes.
    Also,grateful that we have been blessed with hair, teeth & eyesight etc…that some do not possess…
    Had we got to select genes,how brainy & pretty we’d be! Great thought!
    Best wishes 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog & for your encouragement for my maiden challenge 🙂 I had dropped in earlier, logging in from my cellphone. But, couldn’t get to the comments section.
    Thus, the late comment.

    1. Good to see you anytime, Anita. A to Z is fun but it is hard to keep up with. There is no way I can visit all the blogs I want to.

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