Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jeepers Creepers

"Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers?

Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?"

(Lyrics from the 1938 film "Going Places")

I owe my thanks once again to MamaKat for making it easy on me. Once again, I was going to skip my post today. Then I realized it's a Thursday - the day to link up to Mama Kat's Writing Workshop.

Lucky for me, one of the prompts was a cinch:

The most unbelievable blue eyes you’ve ever seen…

Easy, easy, easy! My feisty little princess has the most unbelievable blue eyes I've ever seen. We melt whenever she stares at us with those round baby blues. And boy, does she know how to work those eyes already! We're in for trouble.

We figured her eyes would turn brown during her first year of life. I have very brown eyes. My husband has brownish-green eyes. Never did we imagine Amelia's gorgeous blues would stick. But they did!

If I remember my basic high school genetics lesson correctly, Amelia had a 25% chance of getting blue eyes. My parents have brown (Dad) and blue (Mom). This makes me a Bb. Steve's parents have brown (Mom) and blue (Dad), also making him a Bb. Whenever the dominant "big B" (brown) is in the mix, the eyes will be brown. So... the possible combinations of two Bb's are:

BB - brown

Bb - brown

Bb - brown

bb - Blue!!!!


Lucky girl.


Lindy Leigh said...Best Blogger Tips

She's absolutely adorable...I picked this prompt too!

Visiting from Mama Kats!

Nancy D. said...Best Blogger Tips

Her eyes are beautiful Julie! All three kids of mine have blue eyes, which I find odd. Mine are brown and Brendan's are blueish-green. My mom's are brown and Dad's are hazel. I don't remember the genetics details on this, but I feel like it was kind of weird that all 3 of mine have blue eyes! Hey, I'm not complaining!! :)

Liza said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh, so great! So cute! I was hoping my daughter would get my dad's hazel/green eyes, but I don't think it happened! She's only 10 weeks, but my husband, my mom and I all have brown - and her eyes are looking brown.

(visiting from Writer's Workshop!)

Big Mama Cass said...Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful!!!

Tarunita said...Best Blogger Tips

She is beautiful!! Hats off to you for applying Mendel's Law here....I wish I had done something creative like this.

CKaz said...Best Blogger Tips

Stopping in from Mama Kat's!
I love it..and the genetics reminder.

My baby boy had a slim chance as well, but they are mine all mine!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh this writing prompt looks like fun I think I will bookmark it.

Thanks for linking up at Relax & Surf Sunday

I'm following you.


Rheanna Bristol said...Best Blogger Tips

Yes, I love Mama Kats assignments! Those are some really pretty blue eyes!
Now following you from the Sunday Blog Hop.

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