Saturday, March 25, 2006
I have stated in the past that I am very intrigued with anything that has to do with how the brain works. Especially when it has to do with the kids, I don't mean like watching a brain surgery (YUK!) I mean like how the wires are connected up there and what makes us be who we are. How much of all of this is in our genes and a part of where we came from.
One of my favorite things that I read in The Birth Order Book was that the absolute most successful marriages are that of a first born to a baby of the family. Two babies married to each other usually have the issues of budgeting their money, because neither one likes to do that. Two middle children (my husband & I) have difficulty communicating because middle children always tend to be pleasers. They don't like to complain, ruffle feathers, & avoid confrontation whenever they can. Two first borns or only children are most competitive and volatile.
None of these mean that these are the cases for everyone, obviously there are exceptions to the rule, and because I know this about my husband and I , we tend to work hard at the communication part.
It also describes many traits that you will see in your children, Even if your child has a friend or a nemesis that you see no similarity at all the funny thing is they are there. It is a lot of fun to read this book, in fact mine is so old that the pages are yellow. I read it when my kids were 1 and 2 and pick it up every few years to see what has changed.
I will be getting my DNA checked next month and will keep you up on that as well. Another intriguing aspect of life for me.
With this particular test I can only trace back my maternal side but need my bothers to do it for the paternal side. It is quite amazing how that all works. A mother passes her DNA down to all of her children but a father only to his sons. Only men have the Y chromosomes. So this makes me wonder....What DNA does my daughter have passed down to her from my mother-in-law?
My guess is very little, but I really don't know that for a fact.
I hope I haven't bored any of you----- this is just what gets me going. Maybe this is what I will go back to college for, as long as there isn't any math. YUK!
PIES ARE DONE- Wasn't too hard but the dough was thin so I had a few rips that I had to re-do. They are not too pretty, but it's my first time. One blueberry, one cherry, and one peach :)