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02 December 2009 @ 10:56 pm
I'm trying to get caught up on birthday ficlets and my Sweet Charity story and a Dean story I started over the weekend for writers_choice that had better not go over-length like that Burn Notice fic did!

I successfully finished the mini_wrimo challenge, writing all 30 days and completing 5900+ words in November. There are still two "hidden" offerings because they're not finished yet (see above), but I hope to post them eventually. As in, one of them within the week and the other before 2010. Yeah, that's how those Sweet Charity things always go...

Speaking of writers_choice, some of you might enjoy this beautiful PotC Jack/Will (PG) story that romankate posted earlier this week. Lush language, gorgeous tone and subject, and all in about 200 words!

On the home front, remember me mentioning that Christopher's broken wrist might provide the chance for him to discover whether or not he's left-handed? After 3 days back in school, he's starting to really wonder about it himself. The left-handed writing is slow of course (no practice at it), but it is immediately more legible than his right-handed work (the cursive may be about the same, but the right-handed cursive was pretty good. The printing was chicken-scratch-awful).

Now you might be thinking, why is this coming up when he's 10? Shouldn't this have settled out by now?

Well, no. There's a downside to the high level of ambidexterity that runs on my father's side of the family, which is that the non-dominant hand is so good at doing most things that if you're LEFT-handed it might take you awhile to realize it. Most of the world is right-handed, so you'll try that first, and if it seems to work then you'll probably assume you're right-handed. If you are, no harm done. But if you're not...

When he was nearly six, Christopher found out that he was left-eye dominant, which usually correlates to the dominant hand. So we'll see how this goes. I'm hoping that by the time the cast comes off in 5 weeks, he'll know for sure which he is.

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brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on December 3rd, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Maybe he'll wind up printing with the left and cursive writing with the right ;0 And doing other things depending on what's easier. I think being ambidexterous would be a cool thing! Except for that turning left and right....
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on December 3rd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I think being ambidexterous would be a cool thing! Except for that turning left and right....

That last part is mostly annoying to other people, because you can always visualize which way you mean and point to it. But if you try to say it out loud, the Left/Right part might as well be the product of a random-word-generator.

When I was a teenager, I used to think it was hilarious that my Dad had that Left/Right problem. Until around age 20, when it started happening to me. :0