Explaining DNA to Cousin, Attempt 1

I tell him it’s his blueprint
It was how he was put together
It is the plan that makes him
He says he has DNA for smart
And awesome and good looks
“And humble” says his mom
He begins to mock his mother
Tells her she must have bad DNA
As all nearly twelve-year-olds
Have that bratty coding in them
I tell him 50% of his DNA is from her
He laughs at this
I explain he has half from her
Half from his dad
And that his brother is the same
But not with the same exact DNA
And that we share about 12.5%
He tries to add 50 and 50
To 12.5 times three cousins
I tell him that’s not quite how it works
But I’m not good at explaining math

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