Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Stuff that's exciting to me- but that's why my blog is called "PRETEND you're interested..."

I think Liv may be ambidextrous. She writes her letters with her right hand, but she bats a baseball (like a pro!) with her left. It's interesting. And all I can think is "That's gonna be so rad!! She'll be an ambidextrous point guard!!" See, in basketball for the most part people are right handed, so when a point guard brings the ball down the court the defender usually tries to force them to dribble left because they aren't as comfortable. Well... Livie will be like on "The Princess Bride." (start at 1:18)



She'll start out dribbling with her left and they'll force her right thinking it's her "weak hand." It won't matter because she'll be just as comfortable. And if she can shoot right and left... oh, my dream come true!! And with her fiesty, kickbutt personality I know she'll be diving all over the court for the ball. I CANNOT wait!

So, that's my exciting news of the day. I know... Crazy. Oh, and I'm hoping she's a little more graceful on the court than she is in this video... (Thank you Newbaby.com for my new VADO this was filmed with!)





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11 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

My daughter is ambidextrous. She used to write her name with two pencils, one in each hand - it drove her first grade teacher crazy! She wanted my daughter to pick just one hand - my daughter loved her teacher, who was righthanded...so my daughter picked her right hand.

The only downside to her ambi-ness is that she has never learned left from right, as she has no frame of reference for favoritism. So when she drives, and is told to make a left turn, she puts her thumbs out, pointing toward each other, and her index fingers straight in the air. If it looks like a letter 'L', she knows that's the way to turn!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Greetings and salutations, by the way (my bad)!

Lauren said...

Dude! That is so cool! I always wanted to be that way..

Beckie said...

Both my boys are like that. They write left handed and bat right handed. Zach throws left and Casey throws right. We done screwed our kids up!!! I like to believe it's a sign of genius.

Stacey said...

That's awesome!

Not So Average Mama said...

That video is hilarious! She couldn't get past that one point!

Not So Average Mama said...

Oh..you can resize that video by clicking edit then html view on the post. Change out the numbers to make it fit :)

Yvonne said...

I think THAT IS pretty exciting.

Love the video--too cute.

Anonymous said...

What a precious video!

-Pris

Nathan said...

Lucky?!

I'm completely jealous.

I'm so far left handed that I probably forget about my other one half the time.

ucmama said...

Hey Tori, long time no comment.

I'm ambidextrous. Completely and totally. I also have a hard time with right and left directions, but the benefits outweigh that so much that I don't care. It always helped me in softball and soccer. Good luck! How cool for your daughter!