Yohannes has started teaching Nati his right and left. He actually gets it right a surprising percent of the time, although I still have a hard time believing that it’s more than a coincidence. Left is definitely his favorite. He enjoys telling Yohannes to turn left at red lights, and seems to have a tendency to hurt his left hand or his left foot.
We actually haven’t been able to tell for sure yet if Nati is right-handed or left-handed. It seems like each time we think he’s left-handed, he’ll go and kick the ball with his right foot. And then when we decide he’s right-handed, he’ll pick up a spoon with his left hand and eat an entire meal that way. Yohannes is a leftie, and he’s secretly very proud of that fact, so I know he’s rooting for Nati to be the same.
I receive monthly emails from Baby Center with information on child development for Nati’s age. This morning, the email I opened told me that Nati is at the age where it will start to become more obvious if he’s right or left handed. I hadn’t really been paying attention to his handedness for a while, so I decided to be extra vigilant today.
Just a few moments later, Nati walked into the room and walked over toward his Lego table. Which hand would he use? The tension mounted. Suddenly, Nati lunged forward with both arms and grabbed a Lego in each hand. Alas. Maybe he’ll give us a clue another day.