Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Would you choose your babies eyes color?
This photo color was not touched..the exposure was brightened a bit, that's it.
My babes have blue eyes. They are truly THAT blue, and if they wear blue..watch out!
At least one person a day stops me to comment on their blue eyes. My mom said this happened to her all the time with me...
I forget that I as well have bright blue eyes...since I see them everyday...and most days they don't look blue...they just look tired!
A little girl at the park commented yesterday what pretty blue eyes the boys have....and then she frowned and said...
"mine are just hazel"
I told her how pretty hazel eyes were, especially HER hazel eyes...my compliment was futile..she shook her head no and said....not as pretty as theirs.
When Cole was a baby, I remember a little boy at gymboree sitting in front of Cole and all of a sudden his little finger reached out toward Cole's blue eyes and poked him...right in the eye. The mom quickly apologized and said "your son has such blue eyes....my baby likely has never seen such eye color"
So I wonder....what's the interest in blue eyes? A quick search on google provided some fascinating facts...
In Japan, the stereotype of someone from the U.S. is usually a blond and blue-eyed person.
In yahoo answers, a girl posts.."the stereotype is all boys prefer blond hair and blue eyes and tan skin, but i have black hair, green eyes and olive skin, that's pretty too, right??"
Oh boy....let's just add to a womans already low self esteem shall we?
But wait! ...has having blue eyed babies become an obsession by some? One would hope not. Should we not just love what we get. Our kids are a product of us...of our mate..of our history...why mess with nature? Do we honestly think blonde-blue eyed children have it better then those lucky enough to sport brown hair and green eyes?
A doctor who has specialized in sex selection at his fertility clinics in Los Angeles and New York has announced a new offering to clients: hair and eye color selection. He plans to use in vitro fertilization, combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to select for embryos with desirable traits. He offers an 80% probability of delivering parents' choices.
Would you do it?