A BIT OF ME (ME) — CHILDHOOD MEMORIES — JUNE 4

 

 

Wow, those old memory sparks are gathering today, as we launch another A Bit of Me (Me), hosted by There’s A Book.

This Weeks Question: What’s your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is vivid and consistently the same thing.   I’m sitting in a crib pushing toy cars around, feeling trapped.

I had the measles—the old fashioned kind that has horrible after-effects sometimes—and the room is dark.  To protect my eyesight.  I don’t really remember how long I was there, in the crib, but I was three years old.

Here’s a photo of me from that time, a little while later and after I was released from “confinement.”  I was throwing my favorite teddy bear in the bushes…why?  I was expressing a generalized frustration from the weeks of confinement.  Yes, a couple of weeks.

SO THERE, TEDDY BEAR!

 I also remember stomping on a pair of sunglasses that I had to wear outside afterwards.  Again, bratty frustration.

So what are your memories?  Hopefully happier ones, but I think we tend to remember the ones that are somewhat traumatic.  Hope you’ll stop by.

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6 thoughts on “A BIT OF ME (ME) — CHILDHOOD MEMORIES — JUNE 4

    • Yes, I’m sure they were…they were so strict about my “confinement,” which actually added to my feelings of being trapped, but they were doing what they felt was best for me.

      Thanks for stopping by, Valentina.

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  1. Wow! What a memory! I can’t even imagine how hard that must have been for both you and your parents. I can hardly keep my kiddos in time-out for more than 15 minutes at a time! I’m not sure how I would have handled something like this. So so glad you were healthy at the end though! Wow!

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    • Oh, I know, Danielle…I’m so glad that I didn’t have to go through that with any of my kids. It certainly was a vivid memory for me, and I came through with no problems as a result.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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