Haiku – Brook & Moss

Rolling stone no moss

Flowing gently as it weaves

Through the babbling brook

Written for http://ronovanwrites.com/2020/01/06/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-brookmoss/

#JusJoJan 01/06/20

Welcome to another edition of #JusJoJan. Today the word is possibility. I’m the lucky winner whose one word made it into the prompt list. My handle is “J-Dubs’s Grin and Bear It”.  10/4 good buddies.  🙂

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Oh the places you will go! ala Dr. Seuss. Unlimited options or potential. Imagine it if you will … the possibilities.

The kids and B did their DNA testing in December and results are coming in. I’d done mine some years before because … well because princess is special. The kits aren’t cheap and they had no need. Truth be told I had no need either.

This DNA stuff is fun fun! Oh the possibility. Or maybe I’m misusing my own word. Maybe probability is more in order. Wait, possibility and probability are synonymous. We’re good.

Meanwhile my thought bubble goes “And the DNA results show John Doe! You are not the father!” With all this down time over the holidays, we’ve been watching too much trash TV. Next on Maury … Anyhoo, let’s continue.

Lulu’s results came back first. Lulu is 2% Indigenous Americas North and 1% Indigenous Americas Mexico. She gets that from her grandpa who has 13%. As we wait for B and Pony’s results to come in we kicked around the idea of what if B is 99.9% Indigenous America’s? Pony and Lulu claim it could happen.

Me: That’s not possible. How? Isn’t it always less percent than the parents?

Pony: It’s like this … what DNA you pass on is a roll of the dice. Say PoPo gave 100% of his 13% to dad. Could happen. It’s a possibility. Maybe not likely but possible. Then Dad would be all Indigenous Americas.

Pony continued: Wait that’s not possible because we have to factor in MoMo. He could be 50% as he chuckles.

I love my kids’ laughs <3. There’s no sweeter sound I tell ya! MoMo by the way is 97% Eastern European split between Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Me: Ok but then why wouldn’t your sister have more that 1 or 2%?

Pony: Same … roll the dice plus we have to factor in you.

See, what’s possible and how DNA works is fascinating!

Happy Monday folks!