I Want to Know Your 1st Happy Chilhood Memory

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    Mashed Potatoes

    I really tried to come up with something more idyllic, more poetic to bring back happy childhood memories, but  I couldn´t. Mashed potatoes are always the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about those  happy, carefree days. Me  ( about 4 years...
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    2 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    A Flashback

    During my childhood years i've had quite a few good moments. I could say i have enjoyed those years quite a lot. At times like these when i take my time to look back into them i find myself smiling. "Ah, the innocence of being a child" I think. The world seemed so different to me...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2012


    when i was about 4, i flew to ireland on my own, with a nice steward man. it was brilliant!     i think another memory might be before that.... vague, but i was standing on a hill with cows, collecting feathers, probbaly in ireland too.
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2008

    I'm Filled With Joy When I See the Firefly of the Summer

    There isn't much to my childhood, mostly because I don't remember a lot. I really don't recall my dad being there, even though my parents were together until I was at least 8. But I do have one great, great memory with my Dad that I will always remember. It's the first...
    fiercetwilight fiercetwilight
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2009

    Tea Party

    I remember being at the babysitters. We were outside... I think it was early summer or mid-spring. I was dressed up in play clothes and we were having a tea party with real tea. Raspberry or strawberry tea. We sat at the cute patio set outside. I think the babysitter had brown...
    Knabble Knabble
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2011

    After My Pre-preschool In the Mornings, My Dad, Who Had to Take Care of Me All Day,

    would take me running errands and visiting his design projects. A lot of times we went to the local health food co-op and got this organic ice vanilla ice cream bars, i always got my own, and we would sit outside the building and eat them, and I just remember how good they were...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2007

    My Fourth Or Fifth Birthday Party

    My grandmother got me one of those tiny robotic little summersaulting and barking dogs. I remember after unwrapping it getting the batteries put in and setting it on the floor and watchign it flip across the floor. I usually don't remember in pictures but this little clip in my...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    Jun 5, 2008

    A Kiss to Remember

    I was 3 and standing in the hall of a very large hospital. I strained my eyes to see if the wheelchair rounding the corner carried my Mom. I had not seen her for days and was so relieved and excited to see her smiling face...to know she was alright. She held a small pink blanket...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

    My Favorite Childhood Memories

    I can't put a favorite one on Grandpa David. Grandpa David always smelled of cigars, the good ones. He wore a fedora hat and brown dress shoes all the time. When I was a little girl, he would take the band from his cigar and put it on my finger. " A Princess needs her...
    lorithelioness lorithelioness
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 19, 2008

    I used to live in a neighborhood with bike

    trails that went behind everyones houses. I used to ride my scooter everywhere: to peoples houses, to the pool, to the neighborhood playground (it was a huge neighborhood). There was a creek behind a persons house that was a really popular spot for kids to play. There were many...
    sammichs sammichs
    18-21, F
    May 23, 2014

    It was Fall. I was in the backyard with my big

    sister, Rebecca, who was 10 years older (and probably in her teens at the time). She was raking leaves while I played in them, and per usual, she wasn't too enthused to be babysitting. Though she was always a very stern big sister, I specifically remember her deciding to play...
    missheidi missheidi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    At Last

    For years, I had waited and waited until I would be old enough to go to school like my big sister. I wanted to go to kintergarden. I already knew how to read and I wanted to learn other things. When the day arrived, I was too excited to eat breakfast. I took one spoonful of...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Apr 15, 2013

    Child Hood Memory

    i have lot,s but i will share one ,one night me and my friend we,re walking down the road and he told me to look up it was around 10 at night and till this day i will never ever forfet what i had seen for it was the very first and last time i seen the northern lights they were...
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    1 Response Aug 13, 2008

    When I always fell asleep on purpose on our

    sofa at night, so my parents had to carry me to bed. When I woke up I thought I teleported into my bed <3
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma
    18-21, F
    Aug 31, 2014


    How should i know? I must have been a baby then.
    Wackypunk Wackypunk
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2010

    I Don't Remember Much

    I was in Florida, and the frogs were hanging on the windows. My sister saw them, and I hated her for seeing them first. All that night I tried to get my parents attention, telling them that there were frogs on the window. They didn't ignore me, but, they weren't interested either...
    Socklord Socklord
    31-35, M
    Nov 14, 2008

    It's a Bit Vague....

    My Paternal grandpa died when i was 3 years old- by all studies of psychology i really shouldn't be able to remember anything about him- i remember little things ... his huge "garden"  the "orchard" behind it (just pears and apples) but the only think i...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2008

    My Great Grandmother

    Who managed to outlive her daughter, my grandmother, whom I never met would watch television with me and we ate breakfast together.  My aunt and I prepared her breakfast and then braided her hair and fixed her a fresh carton for her snuff which she dipped.  She had...
    Shaylon Shaylon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2008

    Waking up sunday morning

    and the wonderful smell of breakfast coming from the kitchen, it was always so bright as i walked from my room to the kitchen that my vision had to adjust to the light my dad would be making up breakfadt and had the radio going and singing usually to vicente fernandez or los...
    MunecaTrizte MunecaTrizte
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    Magic Marbles!!

    I don't know if this is my first, but I remember this one day, when I was about 2 or 3 years old, down at the restauraunt where my parents work.  No one else was there, because breakfast was already over.  The sun was shining through the windows, and I was there at a...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2008

    Grandpas Accordion

    Grandpas Accordion I think I was 4 and my Grandma and Grandpa lived about 10 hours away from us. They would come to visit about x2 a year. Once in the summer and around Christmas or thanksgiving. I didn't know him for long because he died a few years later. But I remember him...
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jun 4, 2008


    My spicegirls birthday cake I was five And very happy So happy that I didnt want to eat it lmao
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    1 Response Jul 15, 2008

    I'd Like to Know I Actu...

    I'd like to know i actually had a happy childhood memory. Most of them were bad. I think I actually do know my first happy childhood memory. I went fishing with my "dad of the minute" and my brother when I was 5.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    Those Were the Times

    I remember when I was 13 or 14 I think...don't think it really constitutes as childhood memories but that was one of the happiest few days of my life...my family and I went on a cruise together and I clearly remembered taking a photo with the cruise mascot...the most memeorable...
    skygalz skygalz
    Aug 6, 2008

    3 Years Old

    I was around three,i had been given a kitten.I had just finished setting my sleeping fathers chest hair in rollers, he slept in the recliner alot. For whatever reason i had decided to put my rocking chair on a suitcase and rock the kitty to sleep. It didn't quite happen that...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    It Was a Hot Summer....

    .....and when everyone had a slip'n'slide. We couldn't afford one so my parents got the kiddie pool and put it at the bottom of the slide and got the hose and put it at the top of the slide. There we had it out own water slide. It was so much fun, all our friends from the street...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2007

    Complicated Childhood ...

    My childhood is not as happy as other kids do coz i have too complicated family then. I remember my Dad always hurt my mom physically and emotionally. They're been separated for 2 years for my dad mistress. We live in a squatter areas and we're just renting a house. ...
    Longing4Luv Longing4Luv
    26-30, F
    Aug 13, 2008

    1973 Or 74

    I was  3 or 4 and my dad was working at 4BH at the time as a breakfast programmer. I remember he used to come home with chocolates for us kids on friday nights as a treat when he got paidit would either be a blue wrapper milk chocolate cherry ripe or a golden rough or mint...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2012

    My Mom

    My first happy childhood memory is of me sitting on my mother's lap and her brushing my hair and singing House of The Rising Sun.  Whenever I think of it it just makes me feel warm inside, and I can picture it in my minds eye almost like it was yesterday.  I was...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    Jul 14, 2008

    When I Saw Imaginary Snow...

    When i was little my mother asked me what would I liked to be when I grow up?? I said I wanted to be a princess xD [&&] I wanted to see snow my birthday was next week, Funny thing my aunty got this weird package from another country ( u kno lyk food n stuff etc) My...
    LilMissInnocent LilMissInnocent
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    I Remember This Like Yesterday

    OK, i have a lot of negative and depressing stories here so I decided that I would love to know people's first happiest childhood memory. I remember mine like it was yesterday and well it was 40 years ago. My VERY first day at kindergarten was accompanied for me with quite a bit...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2007

    A Moose

    I think the happiest memory that I have from childhood was a very simple one. I was a child in Alaska, probably preschool age but may have been either Kindergarten or 1st grade. Our house was one that had a backyard we had to go through to get to the garage, or we had to walk...
    strawberrytech strawberrytech
    Oct 16, 2012


    NES for christmas. Hours and hours of fun!
    Tummie Tummie
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2008

    Don't Remember Which Was First

    I remember many childhood memory , as for which was first or best could not say . Most was about Yeh yeh or gram pa , back in the old country . Mostly about teaching me to pee , I remember when it was in front of the old store ,were pedestrian were walking by , Yeh yeh whistled...
    g9 g9
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2008

    My Memory

    My first and happiest childhood memory concerns my father's teaching me how to swim.  I was a lonely child; my mother bought me a dog to play with.  The dog never played with me (I am very ugly) until my mother tied the pork chop around my neck.  Anyway, the dog...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty
    1 Response Jan 29, 2009

    Spending Time At My Great Grampas House,

    He had a large couple acres that had chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, lizards, grass snakes and those were just the friends that I got to play with. He would sit in his chair and smoke his pipe or cigar, both smelled really good. We would watch wrestling on the tv at the end of the...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2008


    My first Happy childhood memory was my 6th Birthday.I got 6 Goldfish and a fish bowl.I remember counting them over and over again.I just turned 6 after all.
    JustcallmeCurly JustcallmeCurly
    46-50, F
    Oct 5, 2012

    The Cupboards

    When I was 4 I remember being at a friend of my Mum's house and I was walking towards these yellow cupboards with my arms up. Then my Mum's friend appeared and let me 'help' out while she was making cookies. I was the food tester.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2007


    This is such a vivid memory.  I must have been an infant.  I clearly remember being tossed and flying, from a smiling cloud  to a smiling cloud.  They were immense male visages. There was no fear.  I felt only elation...and the...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    Jun 9, 2008

    Blueberry Pancakes

    I remember picking blueberries for fresh blueberry pancakes.  Its one of the only memories I have of my biological mother, that is pleasant. :)
    calgarianqt calgarianqt
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2008
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