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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.