This was from last weekend: Daughter 2 and SIL with the young master.
I wonder who he'll take after. His German-graduate, computer-expert, general-very-clever-person dad? His English-and-French-graduate, archivist, knitting-sewer mum? His various doctor relatives? His teacher granny and great-great-aunt? His engineer, very clever great-grandfather? His very sporty great-great-grandfather? Or any of his other relations?
Of course there are traits that we don't want him to inherit, such as my dad's choleric tendencies, a certain strain of eccentricity on my side of the family (or indeed, maybe both sides), a tendency to footer around (again among my relatives - and in the past, me) and not get on with things - and the sporting gene seems to have got fairly lost apart from maybe in our son and the Worcester uncle. And I wouldn't like him to have my sense of direction.
Or will he just be himself? Actually, a plumber would be rather handy in the family. Also I would recommend him to be tall and slender like his dad.
It's funny to think that it's all there already - bar a bit of tinkering from life and his relations and friends. All that potential for whatever he's going to be, packed inside that little downy head.
PS - Ok, commenters, he could indeed grow up to be an accountant like Grandad Life. Or have Grandad Life's beautiful blue eyes (though Daughter 1 says that this isn't possible, genetically) or his lovely thick black glossy hair, or his height, or his good nature, or his sense of direction, or his practical skills... etc.