Scotch hasn't settled on a dominant hand yet. This week, today actually, is my mom's birthday, so I had the kids sign a card for her. LK wrote his name, then I asked Scotch to copy her name on the card. She picked up the pen with her left hand and wrote the first 5 letters of her 7 letter name pretty well. She asked me to show her how to to the 6th letter, then took the pen in her right hand to write the last 2 letters. She could not do it. I wonder if she'll be a lefty.
*I'm not at all concerned about her not having a dominant hand yet. I know that many kids don't develop that until much later than this. She is properly gripping her writing utensils - with whichever hand she is using. This, to me, is more important, than settling on the dominant hand yet just yet.
The "bigs" have been teaching The Baby a lot. Yesterday, he came toddling into the living room, loudly repeating "knock knock" with a huge grin on his face. He laughs hysterically if we reply with "Who's there?" :)
LK has recently begun a picky eating stage that is new for him. He's pretty much always been willing to at least try new things, but lately he won't. He's also informed us in the past week or so that he doesn't like milk, bacon, or lasagna. Who is this boy?
We've been in our house just over 7 years. We're FINALLY finishing the huge job of removing the wallpaper. It was everywhere when we moved in - bedrooms, upstairs hallway, living room, dining room, the kitchen, and the 1/2 bath. We removed the neon flowered wallpaper from LK's room within a month or so of moving in, and painted his room a baby blue and green combo. A few years ago we removed some yellow wallpaper with little vine and flower pattern in the 1/2 bath as part of a big re-do there (floors, fixtures, drywall, etc.). That room is now a sage green. This past summer we started the removal in the upstairs hallway. That paper was a textured white/light gray with pink, purple, and teal "slashes" running through it. Beautiful, I tell ya! Anyway, the hallway is now a (boring) beige with off-white trim. We're now working on the stairway (connected to the dining room), with intentions of continuing and doing the dining and living room at the same time. I can't wait until it's done, but I'm SO overwhelmed with all of the color choices out there! I tend to prefer neutrals, hence the sage green and boring beige. I'd like to use 2 complementary colors for the two rooms, as they are separated by a huge archway, almost as though they are one big room. (Our dining room is used day-to-day as more of a play room; the dining table is actually a collapsible table that folds down into a cabinet where we store games.) So... any thoughts/suggestions?
8 months ago