The Genetically Gifted Sibling

The Genetically Gifted Sibling

Why is it, in some families, that one child gets dad’s speedy metabolism, the mom’s aptitude for standardized testing and grandma’s aquiline nose, while the other ends up a total troll? There is no justice in genetics, but there can be vengeance under the Christmas tree. Give your clan’s golden child a gift that makes it clear that her genetic privilege makes her fully ineligible for your sympathy, let alone presents. Give a needy child cleft palate surgery in her name at Operation Smile (operationsmile.com) or give her one of these knit caps from thehungersite.com. They’re made by Nepalese artisans at the Kumbeshwar Technical School in the Himalayas, and each purchase sends 25 cups of food to a famished region of the world. On second thought, scratch the hat. She could actually make that cool.

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