My husband and I were in church this past Sunday and I realized something that’s so obvious it’s just known, but seldom talked about:

It is obvious which hand was female and which was male. (And these aren’t the notes from church. I wasn’t dreaming about my herb garden in the middle of a sermon.)

We’re all taught how to write in manuscript and cursive in basically the same format. Teachers do not intentionally set out teaching girls bigger, more rounded letters, nor do they teach boys chicken scratch (sorry to whomever was the male writer of the above note…). Somewhere along the journey boys and girls tend to start writing in distinctly male and female ways. Of course there will be exceptions. It’s fascinating to me and I wonder if it’s┬ámore of a case of nurture or nature? Or a mix?

If you were to actually care about the differences in boy and girl handwriting…what do you think?