Day 63 : shears vs. scissors


Kelly: PJ picked up my “big” scissors (shears) the other day to cut some food item open… He started using them with his right hand (he’s left handed) and was struggling. I suggested switching to his left, that it might be easier, which he did. Struggling again… He switched back to right to finish the job because he said it was too hard with his left because his hand felt “wobbly”. So much for being all lefty. Funny thing is he finds it more comfortable to use the smaller scissors in his left hand not his right.

Sandy: I have to use the scissors in my left hand when I cut the fingernails on my right hand. It’s never been pretty. I’ve never felt in control since I only do it about every six weeks. Though the other day it didn’t seem quite as awkward. I think it’s because the muscles in my left hand are developing which helps with improved fine motor skills.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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