As I was braiding my daughter’s hair this morning, we were chatting about one of her teachers who is about to have a baby.
“Does she know if it’s a boy or a girl?” I asked.
“No! They want to be surprised!” she replied, “Did you know that I was going to be a girl?”
“Yes, I did! You know how I hate suspense!”
“So they could tell that I was a girl before I was born, but they couldn’t tell that I had this disease?”
My daughter was born with a condition that allows her to live a perfectly normal life as long as she takes medicines throughout the day.
“Yes, that’s right. We didn’t realize that until you were born.”
“What were the chances that I would be born with it?”
“Well, we didn’t know it at the time, but it turned out that there was a 1 in 4 chance that you would have it.”
“Oh GREAT!”she replied, “So there was a 3 in 4 chance that I wouldn’t have it?”
“Yes, that’s true,” I replied, “But there was only a 1 in a gazillion chance that you would be the amazing and awesome person you are…so I think we really lucked out.”