Friday, June 5, 2009

Memories - AF


According to An Island Life: 

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."


The earliest memory I have is of being three years old and walking barefoot in our family’s backyard. I was wearing a long, red summer dress, and the rocks underfoot were poking into my feet. I remember walking over to our backyard fence and looking through a hole, and seeing the green grass of the park behind our house. It’s a simple memory, a short memory. But, even as I remember it now, it’s so clear, the colors so vivid, it’s as if I did it yesterday!

I wonder to myself about what Monkey will remember. Will he remember me accidentally bumping his head against his car seat that time I struggled to get him out? Will he remember having that massive tantrum when I took away the magazine he ripped to shreds? Or will he remember playing with Mommy and Daddy on the couch, laughing so hard and long, he got the hiccups?

At the least, I hope he doesn’t remember the times I let him sit in his wet, five-pound diaper…

This week’s question:

What was your first childhood memory?


If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at today's installation of Aloha Friday at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


38 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

I remember the oddest things from when i was young. I recall prparing to board a car ferry and someone getting in teh backseat with a case of pop. That's pretty much the only memory from that trip. :)

Thanks for this trip down memory lane. :)

sheila said...

I remember playing in the sandbox with a neighbor kid at about 5. It's funny, I remember more from my childhood than I do from last week. lol

Tami said...

I remember sitting with my brother, him fixing his tire on his bike, and him saying DON'T touch the glue Tamerina, you can die. He walked into the house ... I ATE the glue. Him panicking when he saw I ate the glue, and him crying I was going to die. LOL. They ended up pumping my stomach, the whole time my brother held my hand begging me not to die.
From that moment on, he hated his bike, dissembled mine and sold the parts LOL.

Auntie E said...

roller skating over at Kathy's G. we had those ones with a key,lol. she had a Cement patio. I loved to skate.I was around 5-YO.

LZ said...

My first memory...sadly...is me having a fit in preschool because I hated the pants my mom put me in. They had trains on them...I was a wreck all day. I wanted to wear my sweater to cover them up, but then decided I didn't like my sweater.

I am Harriet said...

Getting my pinkie finger stuck in the station wagon door. Ouch.

http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/can-you-believe-its-friday.html

TheAngelForever said...

I have vague memories of going to Disney World with my parents and uncle when I was 2-3. Of course I wonder how much is from them telling me about it and seeing photos.

My expressions LIVE said...

My dad is an art teacher...he dipped my feet in green paint during st pattys...allowed me to walk all over the school...lifted me up to the ceiling and everything...he wanted kids the believe in the leprichan...lol...xoxoxo

schnider_am said...

I always remembred when I was about 5 years old sitting with my brothers at our grandmas house and we all took turns feeding our new baby cousin!!
I remember also playing outside with all my brothers friends too.
Good times!! I love looking back!

bj said...

Good morning..
Just stopped in from SITS to say hello..

Swoozie said...

My first vivid memory was my 4th birthday when my mom and dad surprised me with a new bike w/training wheels. I could not believe that I had a brand new bike all to myself and I was thrilled! Over the top thrilled!I was so proud of that bike.....

Veronica Lee said...

I remember stepping on a dog's tail and being bitten!!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I can vaguely remember pre-school and being that child that wouldn't sleep during nap time, but scooted my mat all over the place because I was bored and they told me I had to lay down even if I wasn't sleepy. I would watch the teachers talking and walking through the hallways.

Valerie said...

I had to be around 3-4 because my earliest memory involves my older sister and my younger sister. We were on the back step of our house with our dog Blackie and we were making mud pies. My parents divorced when I was 5 so it's one of two memories I have of ever living with my dad.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Seeing my mom standing on the fire escape at the old hospital after she had my brother ~ waving to my sister and I and then a couple of months later we went on our annual vacation to Colorado and we left my brother at the hospital - back in the day, they did that - sorta like babysitters - can you believe it - I always thought it was so strange - but very common in the little towns in the Midwest 50 yrs ago!!

Becca said...

I don't know which memory was my first but I remember playing barbies with a neighbor in the bed of my dad's truck. I also remember eating steak at dinner.

Carol said...

My earliest memories are from Kindergarden, playing with the large cardboard blocks. Nothing goes back further than that!

Nap Warden said...

I remember the first house we lived it...it had the most amazing wrap around deck...loved it!

Kimberly said...

My first memory is a weird one. We were on a family vacay to Arizona and were at the hotel swimming pool. I was probably around three. I distinctly remember walking down the pool steps to get in to the pool when, uh-oh, my head went under water. I didn't even really know what was going on. I just saw a whole bunch of legs, blury ones. I popped up out of the water and I so remember my mom saying, "Oh, there you are!" Way to go Mom! At least I lived to tell about it :)

Sharee said...

Me and my sister throwing water across our bedroom wood floor and playing double dare when i was around 4.

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

I'm not so sure it's my first, but I remember my aunts and my great grandpa taking me trick or treeting. I think one of my aunts was a clown.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I have some very vague memories of playing in the apartment my parents lived in when I was very little...two or so!

Anissa said...

Sitting in the livingroom listening to Frosty the snowman.

ahappyhippy mom said...

Running through the huge pile of leaves in my back yard and hiding in my mom's wicker hamper basket.

Mary K Brennan said...

I'm unsure why, but I tend to remember everything. I remember my first trip to Disney World. I was two and a half. My second trip I celebrated my fourth birthday there. They are great memories, and I'm glad they stayed with me.

Helene said...

I don't actually remember a lot but probably the one that stands out in my mind the most was being in preschool and I was still wetting my pants every once in awhile. My mom was getting frustrated with me and told me I had better come home with dry pants on this one particular day. Well, I was able to keep my pants dry all day long but we were on the playground playing at the end of the day waiting to be picked up and as I saw my mom's car pull into the parking lot, I peed in my pants. UGH!! I don't know why that still stands out as the most vivid memory but it does!!!

BTW, we were fortunate that Cole forgot about the balloons!! There was a carnival after their preschool graduation where he got lots of prizes and candy. So the balloons were pretty much history after that!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I'LL NEVER FORGET my mom letting me sit in my wet, five-pound diaper…

JK! Happy Friday! Enjoy our weekend!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

What a great memory!
I can recall as far back as 5 when I broke my ankle and walked with crutches for a month.
I wish it were a good one but its vivid anyways lol.

Dawn

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I have a flash of a memory of my twin sister and I sitting in a twin stroller (around 2 years old) and she's reaching the flower out to me. I stick it in my mouth and before long, we're both eating the flowers.

Tara said...

I have alot of memories .. but its weird I wonder sometimes what are memories and what have are the stories I was told. I can remember going to a pre school of sorts in the Philippines when I was 3 ish..

Alicia said...

Great memory you shared!!

Gosh, if it wasn't so late, I'm sure I could think of one right now..lol!!

I have a few that come to mind, but I remember visiting my grandparents in their home in Virginia. It was always the best place to be!!!!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

That pink button in your side bar makes me happy. I am thrilled that we are going to meet one another in October. Be warned, though, I'm a hugger.

Oh, and can I tell you how much I can completely relate to this post, Jen? (And can I can you Jen?) The part about hoping that my kids don't remember everything is something that I was musing over a lot this week.

-Francesca

Shawn said...

Hey---just visiting over from SITS!

I have started doing a Memory Monday on my blog---so you will have to check it out!

SWANEESINGER.BLOGSPOT.COM

Lovin' your blog! Great stuff!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You silly! Of course your son won't remember that {i hope, cuz them mine might remember the same things!!!}
I am now trying to think of my earliest memory!

Kris said...

I have something for you at my blog if you would like to come get it!!

http://yesiknowwhatcausesthat.blogspot.com

AudreyO said...

I remember a preschool day back when I was about 3. Then I have a memory from kindergarten. Then very scattered after that.

Rita T. said...

My sister and I were in cribs side by side in the den and I wanted out. Everybody walked by but nobody would get me out.

aiwa said...

It's good that you still remember your childhood memory. Maybe it's very special.

Speaking of hawaii, I heard hawaii's going to celebrate its golden anniversary this year.

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