• Anna Maria De Guid

On Genes

My youngest son has a habit of leaving one or two tablespoons of food on his plate after he finishes a meal. Paul and I would always wonder why.

A few days ago, my mother-in law was fretting about my father-in-law. “He leaves one to two tablespoons of food after he eats. Every time. I can’t understand why.”

Wow! A bulb was lit inside my head! Alex got that habit from his grandfather! Really… a gene for leaving morsels behind? How else can I explain such behavior? And it’s not nurture because the boys didn’t really grow up seeing their grandfather eat.

So next time someone comments on children’s behavior, maybe one should look into the role of genes.

No wonder Jesus is perfect. Can you imagine where Jesus’s genes came from?


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