I have many fond memories of card games as a child, but in every one of those memories, I’m shuffling the cards wrong. I have no intention of learning how to do it ‘right’ either.
My mother taught me how to play my first card games: Go Fish and Slap Jack. I was 3-4 years old when I sat across the kitchen table from her, learning how to shuffle cards. Despite being severely right-handed, I shuffle left-handed due to my attempts to mirror my mother’s hands as she shuffled. When I was a little older, she taught me how to play Pinochle and Solitaire. Pinochle was difficult because of the ‘meld’ phase and figuring out the score after each hand. I felt ‘grown up’ when we played Pinochle though. Continue reading “Why I Shuffle My Cards Backwards”