So, what do you do when your baby is born with a head full of ginger hair when neither you, nor your partner is ginger, and you weren’t expecting it?
You might have even joked about the possibility when you were pregnant, then dismissed it with a snigger.
But now, you’re looking at your baby and they are ginger.
Well, I have news for you. Gingers are cool.
They might not have been when you were at school. But they are now.
Ginger is awesome gorgeous.
The only downside is having to cover them in SPF 50 as soon as the sun comes out, but you know. It could be worse.
And let’s face it, in the days of gender scans and 4D imaging DVDs, the only REAL question when baby is born should be ‘are they ginger?’
And obviously, you should be gutted if they are not.
Because, like diamonds, ginger is a rarity: that recessive gene that slips away so frequently, that hides in a heterozygous genotype, you may well have black hair, but there has to a bit of ginger in both of you to make that awesome carrot-top child of yours.
And let’s not bother with the ‘strawberry-blonde’ bullshit, puh-lease, call a spade a spade, and be proud, they are GINGER!
We should all want to be ginger,
So, parent of a ginger baby, if you’re struggling to adjust, don’t worry, you will because you have no other choice.
Get over it because it’s epic.
The little old ladies LOVE a ginger more than anything.
Seriously, they are cool. And there’s bigger things to worry about.