My children were born spotless.
(Apart from a faint gray Mongolian spot on their buttocks which has faded for Day and is fading for Dee and Lu)
Now I discover moles developing on Day.
The one on his left eyebrow – in the exact same position as mine – appeared a year or two ago.
The big one on the little finger of his left hand, I am astonished to say, suddenly appeared out of the blue a fortnight ago.
I thought it was dirt. Or an under-skin blood clot, created when his finger got caught in something.
It looks like it’s here to stay. KK also has a big mole on one of his fingers.
Moles, I find out, are pre-determined. Genes – and then later sun exposure - are what speckles us.
The boy’s got another two on his right thigh.
Dee hasn’t got any moles yet.
Another major physiological discovery: Lu’s teeth have come out to play!