My dad was also a leftie and his school tried and tried to make him a rightie but it didn't work. Stubbornness runs in the family.
Tristan's donor was ambidextrous so I'm curious what that will mean for his hand dominance.
My host mom in Germany is left-handed but they took made her learn to write with her right hand and she has the messiest handwriting in the world.
Re: videos and TV - I never was a big TV watcher. I make a conscious effort to not watch too much TV or get into a series because I get completely sucked in and it affects my life very negatively. For example, I used to be really, REALLY into E.R. to the point that the thought of missing an episode would send me into a panic. I started planning my life around it. I realized that this is not healthy for *me* and so stopped watching. The only thing I watch regularly is Supernanny (which I unfortunately am beginning to find kind of redundant, but I love her accent and the fact that she tells parents things like "Your kids will still love you even if you discipline them!"... as a teacher I dealt with a lot of parents who did not understand this!) and I love the britcom "My Hero", but usually don't stay up to watch it because I'm too tired when T wakes up to eat in the middle of the night - although last night there was no middle of the night, he slept from 11 - 5, whoopee! - other than that, I only watch in special situations - like watching the pope's funeral, for instance. Other than that I only turn it on if there's severe weather. But - like I said - this is just me. Jo likes the TV on for background noise and I will frequently come home from somewhere to find both of the TVs on and she'll be watching neither of them. I like the radio a lot, though, but have been trying to cut down on listening and try to sing to Tristan instead so he can hear a real, live voice. OK, my Waldorf side is starting to show. I'll stop now. </waldorf>
Becca - what I have heard about the chicken pox vaccine is that even if he gets it, he's still likely to get chicken pox again later in life. Rather sketchy protection. I think there was a family at my school who had chicken pox with a 3-year-old and a some-months-old; would you like me to see what the mom has to say about it?
Stacey how is the bilingual thing going in your house? Does your hubby still talk Spanish to her even when you're around? I only speak German to Tristan when we're alone together but with others I speak to him in English so that people don't feel left out. I hope it doesn't backfire.
Well, I'm sposed to be meeting Danielle for ice cream in about 40 minutes and Tristan is still sound asleep. Of course he slept in til 9 and didn't go down for a nap until 11:30 on the day I make a plan. Normally he's down for a nap at 10 and up by noon. Sigh... best laid plans!
ok, I gotta get off of here, I'm really chatty today