Thursday, October 18, 2007

What kind of inheritance did I give them?

For the past three days I have been catering to a sick little girl whose illness was allergy induced.

I have twins (Thing 1 & Thing 2 for the purpose of this blog and a "shout out" to Dr. Seuss) and they have inherited my lovely allergies. Of course, I am not completely at fault. I put some of that blame (oh heck - I'll just give him all of that blame) on my father. A good man by all other accounts, but he has one heck of an allergy issue. This - my dear internet friends - is what he decided to pass on to me. Not his ability to run hurdles in track, not his great athletic prowess (I'm athletic, but not great by ANY means) - his allergy issues (and his freakish outgoingness - is that even a word?). And I have passed this gloriously annoying trait on to my children - lovely.

Their father? - not an allergic bone in his body - seriously. You could shove him in a room full of hairy cats, hand him a large bouquet of ragweed and make him guzzle peanut butter (can't leave out those food allergies) and he wouldn't bat an eye. Why - oh why couldn't they inherit these "non-allergies" from him.

So, as I sit here with my daughter's head in my lap as I type I consider all the traits I may or may not have passed on to these beautiful girls. I just hope the good traits outweigh the bad.

Of course - I do give myself credit for how gorgeous they are :-). Now, if I can just get my parents to let me know when I'll inherit that trust fund I'm convinced they have set up for me. I'm still not quite sure why they laugh when I ask them about it.


carla said...

Shelley? I think I have a MommyBlogger crush on you.

Thing 1 & Thing 2 coupled with the use of the term SHOUT OUT?

love :)

The Mom who is, in fact, a (Jewish) Star Bellied Sneech!

Anonymous said...

I know those two girls and I can say that you passed on plenty of good traits :)

As always, your thoughts are amusing and entertaining - anyboby who can make allergies an interesting read has talent! :)
"Miss Amy"

Courtney said...

Way to gooooo Shelley! I love it and you are always!

Anonymous said...

As a mom of twins I love your blog! Thanks for bringing a little laughter to my day!

Kimberly said...

I also love 'Thing 1 & Thing 2'. Actually, I saw twins in those shirts at Disney one year. It was awesome.

Anyway, I was thinking about something like this today. I was thrilled when Harry was born that he got my ability to tan and my golden highlights in his hair, and not his father's nose. he has a little button nose like me, one that makes it difficult for him to breathe with, and causes his preschool teachers to make me take him to the doctors because of his nasally voice. He has constant rhinitis. While he appears normal, he has many of my anxious, obsessive traits. It's hard enough to deal with those qualities in myself, but the frustration is ten-fold when I have to see him deal with it, even though it doesn't seem to be a struggle for him yet. As I was least he's tan...

Trice said...

You are so funny! We often think of all the things we pass down. I cannot believe what I've inherited and then hope not to pass down :) Can I pass down someone else's crazy family?

"TD" said...

I feel sure your Thing 1 and Thing 2 will be just fine. They just have to be cute and wonderful little girls, they just cant help what their noses get into or have in them. I bet their grand parents would take complete credit for the two of them. Keep up the good work on the blog. I feel sure your parents are very proud of you and the girls.