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It’s a Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s POTATO HEAD BABY!

It’s going to be like a dangerous combo of Mr. Potato Head and Operation! Except it ain’t happening in the testing labs of Hasbro Toys.  It’s happening in federally funded scientific laboratories.  Pretty soon, picking out your yet to be born baby might go something like this:

“Um, yeah, can you show the #3 ears again?  Cool. Now let’s swap out Nose #78 for that girl’s. No not her. HER. Right!  Thanks.  Whataya think about Angelina lips, Sweetie?  I kinda like them, but I’m not sure I want my daughter to have poutier lips than mine. Oh Honey, yes of course I’ll call her “our” daughter. Eventually. Really? Cool. Let’s do that. We’ll take Pouty Lips #98 for $400.

“Now let’s look at hair color. If we start off brunette, she can always get highlights, right? OH MY GAWD! THAT many shades of brown? Can I take this color chart home and text you tomorrow with my choice? Cool.

“Harvard or Wellesley? Dad went to Harvard but I grew up on a street named after it’s a toss up.  I mean, I don’t want my, er, “our” daughter molded into any particular mindset. I want her to be a flexible, open minded, free thinker who can change in order to please whomever and whatever is important at that time in history, you know? Seriously? Great idea. Notre Dame it is.  

“Now let’s talk toenails and ring finger sizes....”
Copyright Karen Rinehart


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