Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Lefthanders Day!

Our little Pink is a southpaw, a leftie, a witch (seriously? who could have believed that?) - at least, so far. I hear this can change up until she is about 5 or 6 years old.

She seems to have been sinistral (what a horrible name) from birth, always turning her head to left when she slept, and sucking her left thumb. As she has grown, she uses her left hand to color, use a fork, and punch her brother. She may be a true leftie - using her left hand also to hold a tennis racket and swing a golf club.

We are delving into the world of the left handed, searching for child-safe, left-handed scissors, and realizing that most things, including spiral bound notebooks and wristwatches are made for the right-handed.

Until a few days ago, I didn't realize there was a Left-Handed Holiday; yet, here it is, August 13th. Funny with the whole sinister/13 reference. We celebrated today by coloring left handed and punching our brother.

Happy Lefthanders Day to all those out there trying to use a mouse the opposite way, or just to those that love them.


  1. I'll have to make a note of Lyssa is a leftie. We'll have a party!!

  2. Maybe she'll be the left handed retiremnet funding baseball pitcher we were hoping Evan would be...

  3. @smeltzer - I guess we can blame genetics

    @Jenny - let's all party next year, and serve something that can only be eaten left-handed

    @sjw - guess you heard the same NPR story, huh?

  4. My sister's a leftie too. One tip about spiral notebooks: decorate the back cover and use it backwards. It's what my sister did forever.

  5. My 5 year old is the same way. From moment one he preferred his left. My 3 year old tends toward it, but isn't near so left dominant. I wish I'd known about lefthanders day earlier. We'll have to celebrate next year.

    Even though we have golf clubs for all sizes of kids, we now get to buy new left handed sets as the two youngest grow into them. Lovely.