Growing Longer Legs : Genetics and Growth
For every child born, his/her height is determined primarily by genetic factors. Doubling a child’s height at age two is a close predictor to estimate the child’s height as an adult as a child normally reaches half of his or her adult height by that time. If that is the case, Ethan might not grow into a tall, dark and handsome young man. As it is now at almost 7 years old, he is already lagging behind when it comes to the height factor.
The first person to get the blame will be me as I am the contributor of the ‘not so tall’ gene but I read somewhere that a study has shown that fathers often influence the height of a child, while mothers tend to determine how fat they are. While I wish to rejoice in that statement and let Darling know that I am not responsible for his children’s lack of height, I am quite disturbed that it actually makes matters worse now. Not only will my kids grow to be not very tall, they might take from me and grow side ways instead! Huhuhu…
OK I need to stop scaring myself silly over this. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). Let’s just hope that both Ethan and Ayden will grow up to be fine young men who will respect the elders and have beautiful hearts.
In the meantime, Ayden is rejoicing with his pair of long legs.
Shh… Let’s not burst his bubble with all the facts that I wrote above okay? It’s mind over matter here. Who knows if he wants it bad enough, he WILL grow tall one day. In the meantime, we shall continue to photograph him in this angle where his legs look longer than they really are! :P
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