Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thank you Genes!

When I think about genetics is really blows my mind.

I mean why do you get some, and not others? I took Biology forever ago, and it was not my cup of tea so to speak so I'm there is an answer but I just don't know it.

My Mom has super thick straight hair; my dad has/had curly hair. He doesn't have much left anymore, but what is there is curly. So somehow I get super thick curly hair. I mean how does that work? I'm sure when I'm 80 and still have an extremely full head of hair I'll be grateful, but as of right now the sheer volume of it is a bit hard to manage.

I think about my future children and I'm sure like every parent hope and pray that they get all my good traits and none of the bad. I wish that I could make a hybrid child, the best of me and the best of Jimmy. Unfortunately I know it doesn't work like that.

Luckily I inherited my dad's super tough/strong teeth.

I haven't been to the dentist for...this is really embarrassing.... like 4 years! Yep I said it. 4 years. Mostly due to lack of dental insurance, but also due to sheer fear. I HATE the dentist. I've only had a couple of minor cavities, but the tools they use to poke and scrape, ugh! That scraper haunts me in my nightmares!

Then the scolding they give you about not flossing enough, or not brushing properly (I’m hoping I'm not the only one who gets those?). It doesn't matter how hard I work, I always leave with a lecture. It makes me feel like a 7 year old who got caught sneaking an extra cookie out of the jar.

So, this morning it was time to pay the piper. I had a dentist appointment and was nervous as can be. I was sitting in the waiting room and honestly just wanted to run away! But, after the poking and prodding I got some amazing news!

No cavities! Not one! I still can't believe it. I mean who doesn't go to the dentist for over 4 years, drinks diet coke like its water and doesn't have any cavities? He said my teeth looked good; my gums looked good, did a cleaning, polished me up and sent me on my way.

Obviously my inherited strong resilient teeth had something to do with this. There is one trait I lucked out on!


Heather and Spencer said...

I think we go to the same dentist...I get lectured for my flossing (or lack of) too!

Sarah said...

I'm terrified of the dentist too!! I even almost had a panic attack one time when I thought I had to go. It's the noise that I can't stand!!

Jessica Kay said...

i wish I had your tooth genes...I have the softest teeth in the world. No matter how much I brushed, I think as a kid I had every single tooth filled eventually. ya, dentist don't phase me anymore.