08 January 2013

Childhood Memories - Week 01

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES - a year long class on Soul Scrappers

Week 01 – Our earliest memories

Some are focused on events that are happy and gentle, while others sad and confronting. Many others are random snippets from everyday life that seem to hold no special weight. Women seem to recall theirs from an earlier age than do men but the average is 4 years.

Put on your thinking cap … what is your very first childhood memory?

About a third of adults will say their first real memory from childhood is a trip to the dentist! And it isn’t the sticker or balloon they received at the end of the visit that has stayed in their mind, rather the fear and pain associated with the experience.

Others recall a specific event. Blowing out the candles on a birthday cake, opening presents on Christmas morning, attending a family wedding or funeral.

The top 10 list of people’s earliest memories are:

1.) Trip to the dentist
2.) Birthday party
3.) Vacation
4.) First day of school
5.) Trip to the doctor
6.) Being outside
7.) An accident or injury
8.) A tooth falling out
9.) Receiving a present
10.) Playing with friends

My own comes in at #6 and I was 3 years old.

My husband remembers this event from when he was about 4.

How about you? What is your first childhood memory?

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