Shoe tying may not necessarily be right or left handed. It could be more about how one is taught and how that person learned before teaching someone else. Kelly and I tie shoes the same way. Does that mean we are both tying left handed or right handed?
Sandy: I surveyed my children to find out how they tied their shoes because I recall catching a glimpse of one of them recently and it was different than my way. My oldest daughter is the only one who ties like me – cross the right shoe string over the left, make and hold the first loop with the left hand, second shoe string circles the first loop to make a hole and push through the second loop. The other three children make and holds the first loop with the right hand, then circles the second shoe string around with the left hand and finishes the bow. I’m thinking I probably was facing these three children when teaching how to tie their shoes because it’s a mirror image of what I do whereas the first child most likely learned while she sat in my lap.
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.