Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Scribblings March 16, 2008

This week on Sunday Scribblings we are having a smorgasbord. We can pick any prompt from the previous prompts to write about. As I was perusing the prompts one that jumped out at me was Left & Right.

Now why would left and right jump out at me? Because I am one of a handful of people who does not know my left from my right! Duh! What part of my brain is not connected that I don't know my left from my right? One of Dave's favorite comments to me is "your other right (or left)." I do ok when I am driving since I know if I am on the side of the road with the sidewalk I am on the right side of the road and if I am near the median I am on the left. And when you make a right turn you hug the sidewalk and when you make a left turn you are turning into the traffic. Does this make sense? If you said no, you understand how I feel about the left/right thing. And who has to think about which way is right or left? I hate it when people tell me the bathroom is first door on the left/right. I hate it when I have to give directions. I hate it when I am scratching either Dave or one of the boy's backs and they say "more to the left/right" and I go the wrong way.

Now, all three of my kids know their left from their right so how did a left/right challenged parent accomplish this? I have concluded that this is a nature/nuture thing since I obviously could not have taught them left/right since I don't know it myself. Maybe there is a fix for this? A plug that just needs to be plugged in? Now, could you please scratch my back? A little to the left ( or maybe the right?). ARG, I don't know!!!!

4 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I think its ok to feel that. Many I know are like that!

The books I would write

tumblewords said...

Laughing! A great take on a topic that stresses many of us! Love it!

keith hillman said...

A lovely piece! As long you know the differnce between up/down, in/out, right/wrong you'll be alright,or is it all-left?

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