posted on May, 3 2014 @ 11:38 AM
I originally came to this website last night because I was searching for answers about why my 15 month old daughter looks so drastically different
then us and acts different then other children. I'm just copy/pasting from my original post because it's easier then rewriting the story. This
thread seems more active so I am posting here as well.
My husband and I are both dark haired, dark eyed, dark skinned. We hail from the Middle East but live in America now. We are distant cousins (don't
judge its our culture!) and everyone, and I mean everyone in our family looks alike. People even think that my husband and I are siblings (we are
not). We are able to trace our roots back as far as 1890. The problem (gift) is that we had a child with blue eyes, light skin and light hair. We went
back to our great-grandparents and everyone, and I mean everyone has brown hair brown eyes, and brown skin. Short of a DNA test I feel convinced in my
heart that this kid is not mine. Crazy huh? She is 15 months old and she is different then other children to say the least. I know that every parent
thinks their child is "special" but since she looks so different, a part of me has never been able to bond with her so I can look at her more
objectively (I once told this to my mother and she told me to seek mental help. Ofcourse I love my child, I just see her as a separate entity as
opposed to my flesh. I'm a completely rational sane productive member of society). An old woman once joked that back in the olden days my husband
would have killed me for bringing this child home (because she does not look like him). Its not only the way she looks that is weird. She will walk up
to strangers and touch them. When she does this she closes her eyes and breathes in deeply (Strangers think this is hilarious). Most of the time she
will open her eyes and giggle and smile, but other times her bottom lip will quiver and she will burst into tears. Its like she is feeling something.
She can also tell when an animal is near. Whenever she sees an animal she will say "hoo hoo" (sounds like a grunt). The other day she pointed to a
house and said that and a few seconds later a dog came out with its owner. Sometimes she will be sitting on my lap and point at an empty spot at the
wall and say "whos that" and slide off and run in that direction. Then when she gets there she will look around confused. Once she saw a little boy
crying in the park and she went over and hugged him. We were on a plane to the Middle East a few months ago and the woman sitting next to me on the
flight offered to hold her the entire 12 hour flight. I thought it was strange but I figured it was a closed space and what was the harm. I got a nice
sleep. At the end of the flight the woman handed her back to me and sighed and smiled. She said "that child is a breath of fresh air, she made my
day". I have countless stories like this. Again this is a 15 month old. The emotional maturity she portrays is astounding.
Everywhere I go people are just drawn to her. They say she is a special child and different and whatever. Maybe I'm crazy, but there is just
something different about this kid. She really isn't like other children I've ever seen. Who knows maybe I am the crazy one.
yes, I am aware how genetics work, but nobody in our family has blue eyes. I repeat nobody. Not even 4th, 5th, or 6th cousins. So the chance of us
having a blue eyed baby is like .0000001%. I posted her picture as my avatar. Imagine that child has 2 Arabic looking middle eastern parents.
Has anyone ever encountered this in a kid? Maybe it's all in my head maybe I'm crazy.