Tuesday, October 02, 2007

get a grip, the sequel

I just had to add a funny post script to this post about pencil grips. I had assumed all this time that Gabie's kindergarten teacher must have joined the losing battle to correct his improper hold of the pencil. We had a parent teacher conference tonight and guess what? It turns out that she doesn't care. She's not worried at all. In fact, she normally holds her pencil in a totally bizarre way (although she makes it a point to hold it "the school way" when she's in the classroom to set a good example). She doesn't think her odd grip has stunted her ability to write in any way. I love her and plan to adopt her soon.

So I'm following my mommy intuition here and I'm just going to let Gabie do his own thing. Hopefully his 1st through 6th grade teachers will also be as cool about it. I figure by the time he hits High School, he'll be typing everything or using sophisticated voice-recognition software anyway, so why stress? Besides, if his penmanship is a mess, he'll be one step ahead of all those other medical students who will have to work hard to master their sloppy doctor scrawls.

Anyway, I just thought you'd like to know.

8 comments:

Jennifer B. said...

Hooray! One less thing to worry about.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I'm glad to hear it.

~*Country Dawn*~ said...

don't sweat the small stuff, bay-bee!! :)

Luisa Perkins said...

Excellent strategy!

Theresa Bakker said...

Funny how I used to be so proud of my penmanship. In Catholic School, it was practically an art form, with those infinite loops forming some magic tunnel. Now I can barely read my own chicken scratch. I'm glad you're not worrying anymore.

Scribbit said...

It amazes me each year when one of my kids starts school how much emphasis they place on Proper Pencil Positioning. I mean does it really matter at all people? Cause I've met so many people who have sought therapy to overcome their pencil handicaps.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Huh, I didn't know there was a right or wrong way to hold a pencil. Guess you learn something new every day . . . and I learned it on YOUR blog.

The Blogging Babes and I missed you at lunch the other day.

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