her genes are all mixed up. and thats an understatement.
she is becoming quite an expert swimmer.no thanks to me. my mother took her into the pool when she was barely seven or eight months old. these past few weeks my mum has been taking her for a swim everytime she is around and not at work. the child jumps in fearlessly. she flips, twists, and does other strange fish like things in the water.she is trying to through off her arm floats and swim without them. she will not go to the kiddie pool, main ab badi hun. she has no fear. yes, she has her grandmother's genes. maternal grandmother.
after my mum is able to drag her away from the pool she goes into the shower room, to do what is expected- shower. and then, she goes on to pound, scrub, rinse, pound-scrub-rinse again and again until her swim suit is clean of all known and unknown germs. this ritual cannot be interrupted by my ever impatient mom who has a million things to do, always. no, nothing can disturb this ritual. yes, she has her grandmother's genes. her paternal grandmother.
her father and mother look on in horror. we will have a HUUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE set of issues to deal with if this child of ours is blessed with both her grandmothers' genes.
i think i will pack my bags and leave.george, you want to escape with me?