Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I'm Still the Same "Angie" #2-Left & Right

A short post here that will undoubtedly make my husband smile....

There it was.  Proof.  Proof that what I still struggle with today started at a very young age.  Proof that what a young child doesn't quite understand even in pre-school may very well turn into an issue that plagues them for life.  Proof that it's important to hammer in those basic skills as a child in order to fully learn them, understand them, and not need to even think about them later in life.  Proof that my husband has every right to crack up or roll his eyes over and over again as I once again mess this up...

Yep, proof that I have always struggled with correctly knowing my right from my left.  Ha!  This has to be one of the funniest and yet profound discoveries I found.  This picture was taken from my pre-school skills evaluation.  Pre-school!  Check marks with circles around them were indicated at the top of the form to be skills that were not mastered yet and needed improvement.  Unfortunately, some 30 years later, depending on how fast they would want me to answer their question, I may still get a check mark with a circle around it.  It makes me wonder what Lily struggled with in her own pre-school experience last year that I should probably start reviewing with her again so she doesn't find herself writing a blog like this later in life. : )

I can hear him now...my blessed husband.  He's laughing and probably saying, "Yep.  I can totally see why she got that mark on her eval!"  And really, my parents, and perhaps my sister, are also laughing since they have all had to deal with my struggles over the years.  Oh well, at least I can say I'm consistent!


  1. Form a fist with your hands in front of you, back of your fist toward your face. Point your index fingers to the sky, point your thumbs toward each other, the hand that makes the capital L is left. You can figure it out from there. : )

    Love ya,


    1. Just so you know, Dad, this is what I actually have to do mentally in order to get it right so it just takes me a little moment to make sure I got it right...or left...or right. ; )

      Either that, or I imagine us biking together and remember that we ALWAYS bike on the right side of the road so then I remember which side is right...or left...or right. ; )

  2. I'm the same way, Angie! I didn't even realize it until I took my driver's training and the trainer would get so frustrated with me because every time he said "turn left" I would go right :) I don't know if this is something that could have been drilled into me any more or I surely would have gotten it by now, but it's just one of those things.

    1. I love that I am not alone, Denise! : )