Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Pasty-Facedness Gene


Although our ten-hour-a-day-five-days-a-week babysitting gig has ended, we're still getting lots of opportunities to see and sit (so to speak) Nikki Dee.

Yesterday, Cuppa kept remarking how pasty she looked, so she bundled her up and sent her outside for as long as the kid might content herself out there — about twenty minutes as it turned out. Nevertheless, she was rosy-cheeked when she re-entered, so mission accomplished.

But this pasty-facedness thing, she comes by honestly.

I can remember one Monday morning, a teacher asking me if I stayed in watching tv all weekend. I didn't though; that was just my general look although it might possibly have been more pronounced than usual on that day. I can't say. And my best friend in high school used to call me Pasty Face AC. Imagine that for a nickname! From my best friend too.

Thesha inherited the tendency to paleness from me to some degree although she has never properly thanked me for such a fine gift. And so it seems that, in turn, she has similarly gifted Nikki Dee, for this most certainly isn't the first time that we've remarked on this same propensity to pasty-facedness.

Ain't heredity grand? Although ND probably won't particularly concur.

13 comments:

Amanda said...

We are all pasty faced in our household too!
Nicki Dee looks cosy all wrapped up for playing in the snow.

Woman in a Window said...

Although they're not always thankful for the genetics, it is good to see your body passed down in bits in pieces, isn't it? Figuratively that is, not literally of course.

KGMom said...

Well, you have to take the good with the bad.
Good genes are there too--although a tendency toward paleness isn't all bad.

Ruth said...

I always tended to ruddiness and blushed very easily when younger. My daughters are the same. Recently though I have felt pasty, but a good trek outdoors does help a lot.

Mary said...

AC,

Cuppa had the right idea, though if the paleness is in the genes, it won't last. I'm glad to see ND outside enjoying the snow. Kids need to be outside.

Enjoyed my visit and thanks for the comments on my story. Much appreciated.

Stay safe and warm. We have a deep freeze coming and as I type this a fine, heavy snow is coming down.

Blessings,
Mary

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I am about as pasty faced as they come, though my friends kindly call it 'porcelain'. :) My husband's ancestors are from India, so our daughter has LOVELY, very unpasty skin. Am I jealous? Sometimes, esp when I have to have a weird looking mole removed or something like that.

Donna said...

And what a Sweet face it is too!!! Happy Day sweetie!hughugs

mreddie said...

She did look like she was very busy and having fun though. ec

Ginnie said...

BRRRRRRRR... She won't stay pasty faced for long in that cold and snowy weather. Her little house looks adorable covered with snow, as does she !

Turtle Guy said...

My sister used to complain, when we went on summer vacation, that the underside of my arms were always darker than the top side of hers.

Although I was adopted, we look like brother and sister... and yes, in this respect I'm glad it's hereditary. :P

simplycol.com said...

Nothing like a little outdoor play on a winters day to add a little colour. I used to get asked if I got my tan through a screen door. Freckles ran through our genetic make-up. :-)

Pearl said...

I can relate. Naturally very pale and fairly untannable myself. No I'm not sick. If I were, apparently I tinge green-grey.

dabrah said...

I tan very easily, when I get to see a bit of sunshine, but in the meantime if I'm out of the sun I get very pasty - no rosy cheeks. I once worked with someone who had very rosy cheeks and spent most of her time trying to tone them down with makeup. She told me that she'd rather be 'pale and interesting' like me. That remark made me feel pretty good.