Pristine has gotten most of her DNA composition from her father, as most oldest children do. People around would think that she’s more of her father’s daughter than mine. Heck, I’ve been mistaken for her nanny countless of times.
I have since made peace with that and stopped trying to kill people asking me questions like, “Where’s Pristine’s mom?” when they are actually in front of me.
Let’s see, Pristine has his dad’s eyes (not entirely but definitely not mine!), her color is a mix of both, most of her behavior she got from her dad. Her flat stomach(!) despite having a great appetite and loving and eating sometimes more than I do! She got the coveted ‘skinny genes’.
One thing I was hoping she’d get from her dad is dental health. You see, M has complete set of teeth. He’s going to be 35, a year older than me but still got all of his teeth intact while I’ve already lost 4. And get this: he doesn’t know how a toothache feels. Yet, not ever, maybe never.
How’s that for a great life bonus?
Sadly, Pristine’s teeth had been sensitive and vulnerable and she has been to the dentist for treatments at this young age (7). First time was when she was 5. She brushes her teeth regularly and religiously but this morning, I got another shocking fact: we need to go the the dentist again as her upper molar tooth is hurting.
So unlucky she didn’t get those sturdy pieces of pearly whites and healthy gums from her father! Have to note though that even if she got the bad dental health from me, she got her father’s courage and pain tolerance! She didn’t make a fuss at the clinic and was declared “the most well behaved child on the dentist chair”.
What is that one thing you hope(d) your children would inherit from your spouse?
*Above photos were taken on her first trip to the dentist in Japan during our vacation in 2008.