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CC image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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Red’s lip smacking has graduated to very distinct and deliberate post-alveolar click. I’ve been trying to teach him American Sign Language and hope to teach him Latin later. Maybe I should be teaching him !Kung instead.

Silliness aside, it’s neat having click “conversations” with Red. I click once; he clicks once. I click twice; he clicks twice. After a few exchanges, he changes the pattern, seemingly expecting me to imitate it. He’s a smart lil bugger, ain’t he? đŸ˜‰

lips1Red has developed an interesting habit. He spends a lot of his time flapping/smacking his lips. By that I mean that he seems to be immitating adults talking, but no sound comes from his throat. It’s kinda amusing to watch. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that a child of mine is is odd. đŸ˜‰Â 

Anybody else experience this with their kids?

Some companies go overboard protecting their copyrights and trademarks. The latest case of obsessive possessiveness comes from Gerber. They sent a cease and desist letter to Aquinas and More to stop their use of “onesie“. In solidarity with A&M and in defiance of such silliness, I offer the following.



Pthbb :-p~~~~~~~~~

I’d like to keep the political content of the Amazing Pudding as low as possible, but I thought this video from the Bush girls to their father was well worth sharing. As an author at Dad-o-Matic put it, “At the end of the day, like him or not, even the President of the United States of America is still just a dad”.

I’ve known for a while that there’s a correlation between the direction of hair whorling and handedness, i.e., that clockwise whorls are nearly perfectly indicative of being right-handed and counter-clockwise whorls are indicative of left-handedness or ambidexterity in about 50% of cases. Having noticed my son showing some preference for his left hand, such as for sucking his thumb, I was curious to note which direction his whorl goes. Imagine my surprise when I saw that DS has two whorls – one going each direction!

If clockwise means righty and counter-clockwise means lefty or ambidextrous, what does a pair of whorls mean?

Two whorls?!

Anyone know what, if anything, this might be correlated with? Ambidexterity? I did a quick search at Scopus, but I didn’t find much. Counterclockwise whorls are rare, occuring in about 5% of people, and multiple whorls are even rarer. Apparently, that also means research on their significance is also rare. đŸ˜¦

Pointers to sound research on this would be appreciated. My curiosity is definitely piqued. đŸ™‚

Links? What links?

I can't keep up with blogroll maintenance any more so I've given up. Instead, below you'll find shared links from Google Reader and Delicious. If you read enough of them you should be able to figure out most of the parenting sites I frequent.

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