Our family seems to be a blended family in one sense: immunity to illness. It seems I never really get sick. K said the other day that she thought she could probably count all the times I’ve been really sick — not just feeling a little bad and going to bed early one night — during our marriage. Unfortunately, the reverse is not true: it seems that K makes up for my relative lack of illness.
So we were both a little curious regarding who would most influence our children’s genetics in this regard. Obviously, the best case scenario would have been to take my immune system in its entirety and leave K’s behind. Equally obviously, the worse case scenario would be the opposite.
The obvious happened: the kids got a bit of both, probably making them fairly normal.