1. Lisa says:

    January 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    My favorite quote from this article “t first I tried to reason with him by telling him he was being stupid.”

    Lexi seems very likely to be a lefty. She more often uses her left hand for drawing, painting, and eating and almost always leads with her left foot for kicking. Neither Dan nor I are left handed, though Dan’s father is.

    My only concern about it is that it makes it harder for ME to help her with writing and other tasks sometimes because it is awkward for ME. I have not, and do not plan to attempt to encourage her to use one over the other.

    I have not noticed left handed people trying to shake hands with their left. I wonder if hand shakes are more of a learned thing and you simply become accustomed to using your right hand because that’s what most people extend to you.

    Do you shake with your left or right hand?


    • Martha says:

      January 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Lisa, I do almost everything with my right hand except write. I think hand shaking is learned, because most people shake with their right hands. I cut with scissors right handed as well. That was something that came naturally. My mom used to buy me lefty scissors every school year and I’d always ask the teacher for another pair. Finally around second or third grade I told her that I never used them.

      • Martha says:

        January 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm

        Oh, I’m also better at throwing and shooting balls with my left hand, but I can do it right-handed as well. Most left-handed people I know say the same thing. I think lefties are really more ambidextrous, although, that might be because of our environment. I think it’s cool that Lexi might be left-handed.

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