Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Backwards Story

When Demon #2 was in 2nd grade we were sitting at the kitchen table working on homework.

Demon #2 is left handed.

If you are left handed you will understand this story, if you are right handed... pay attention to a left handed person writing something.

I am right handed. I have learned to appreciate left handed people.

If I remember correctly it was Spelling that we were working on... it was something in sentence format anyway. The Demon was getting upset because everything she wrote smeared as her hand would rub across what she had just wrote.

Thats when she decided that we shouldn't write from the left to the right, we should write from the right to the left.

So she tried it and realized that she had difficulty... it just didn't make sense that way. So she figured she would just write backwards. I didn't think much of it, but let her attempt it. I mean seriously, who can write backwards?

She can.

About 1/2 hour later she came up to me and handed me this piece of paper. To read it you either have to hold it up to the light or hold it up to a mirror. This wasn't tracing from the back - she wrote the entire story like this in 1/2 hour.

I think there are 2 or 3 mistakes in the whole thing, not counting the spelling errors.

It's amazing what a parent's proud moments are of their children; this is one of ours. The paper is in our kitchen and has been shown to everyone who will look at it. Eventually it will be framed.

Remember.... this was a 2nd grader that did this. She was 7 years old at the time.

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