My six-year-old daughter is left-handed and has displayed this left side dominant trait since she was a baby. My three-year-old daughter, on the other hand, still uses both hands interchangeably.
At the dinner table one night, I mentioned to my husband that our youngest was quite ambidextrous.
Upon overhearing this, our little one piped up with, “You mean I’m a boy?”
Wow – that means she must know what “ambiguous” means – LOL!
smart kid. really. my 2nd at that age said derilious for delirious, meaning hilarious. amazing the mutability of the english language.
My brother used to be like that, particularly when fencing. He’d get half way through a bout, and suddenly you’d end up thinking “hang on, wasn’t he left handed a moment ago?”
It’s something to be encouraged, though some people seem to end up just picking one hand and sticking with it.