I Want to Know Your First Memory As a Child

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    My first memory is probably when I was three.I was riding my hot-pink scooter around the house. I came to a curve and turned. Somehow I remembered thinking when I turned about how I was born on 2000 and this year is going to be 2003 and I was born on the third. I remembered...
    UtterlyConfused UtterlyConfused
    13-15, F
    May 30, 2012

    I'M Not Proud Of It,Either

    I was between three and four - more three than four. I came out on the front porch and stood in front of my mother. She looked at me up and down then asked me if I were wet. She checked under my dress as she asked before I shook my head. I was dry. She withdrew her hand - and, in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    May 1, 2013

    My earliest memory...

    I must have been about 4-5 years old. Our family had gone up in the mountains to cut firewood, we were all loading up in the pick up (imagine 5 people with only 3 seats). Everyone was tired... I'm sitting on my Mom's lap and I spilled my chocolate milk all over the place! My...
    dontpanicjusmile dontpanicjusmile
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    Egg Yolk

    I remember my first taste of egg yolk. My mother was making me take huge bites of bread with it. I remember thinking it was strange she was trying to make me eat something weird but after a few bites I didn't really mind it. Funnily enough I was wearing a bib which I didn't...
    Garnett Garnett
    Jul 27, 2008

    I Was Really Little...

    I remember some reception or formal tea that my parents gave.  My father was still in the Army, and resplendent in his uniform, and my mother was gorgeous.  There were lots of uniforms (just after WWII) at this soiree and the kids were restricted to looking down over...
    kapital kapital
    Jul 27, 2008

    My First Two Memories

    I don't know if the first one is a real memory but home movies seem to back this up. In my first memory, I was lying in a crib in my parents' room in our old house (we moved just after I turned 1). I watched as my dad walked into the room. That's it. I was probably only a few...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    A Dream..

    my 1st memory came to me in a dream...at 1st that's all i thought it was until every night it kept happening. As the weeks passed and months the dream became more and more vivid until it was as if it was happening at that very moment. The dream was of my father coming into my...
    silverstar415850 silverstar415850
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 21, 2011

    Was About 2...

    I wasn't sure it was memory or just a memory of a picture...until I couldn't find the picture...:) I asked my mom.  I had a mental image of a  white goat...standing on a tree that was leaning.  It wasn't a large tree...but this goat stood on it like he was king of...
    angelz1976 angelz1976
    31-35, F
    Sep 20, 2008

    My First Memory Is Rather Depressing

    My first memory as a child is hiding down the manhole at my father's house when I was three or four. I was part of a child **** ring and have been raped and abused my whole life. I now have severe anorexia and even as a child I knew the world would be a better place if nobody...
    zacattack zacattack
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    First Memory

    My first memory I think was a dream.  I had this dream in my Great-grandmothers (Mema) house.  I was in the crib in her bedroom, we were visiting her for Christmas, which would put me at less than a year old. I dreamt that a face, a tribal Medicine Man Mask, leaned...
    stina51 stina51
    31-35, F
    Sep 20, 2008

    First 2 Memorys.

    i remember being in my living room being about 2 and crying really hard then i remember walking to the dining room still sobbing and my dad ignoring me. i can remember screaming for someone really loud in my room and my dad putting me on the floor from my crib then him walking...
    cetw15 cetw15
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 29, 2013

    Trying To Sleep...

    I must have been two and a half. I remember my mum giving me the bottle with milk while I was laying in my crib. I can remember the dark room, the things on the walls and a barrel with toys in the corner of the room. So, I was holding the bottle with the one hand, I think it...
    aloneforlong aloneforlong
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 7, 2010

    Fear and Anger.

    Standing between my mother and a cousin who were arguing when my cousin picked me up and threw me down onto a sette.I dont know what they were arguing about or how old I was,its just like an old silent movie.
    onealone onealone
    Sep 20, 2008

    It's Not My Favorite Memory

         Looking up at my mother's smiling face, wrapped up tight and tucked in to sleep...but it was too tight...couldn't breath, couldn't move...I let my mother know I was not happy...and I escaped!
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    Have Several...

    But the very first one? I'm not sure. I can remember some memories up to the age of two and after, but anything before that is beyond me. The one I focus on the most was the one that should've told my mother something about my father. I focus on it a little too much, but when you...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2008

    My mom asked me what my first memory was the

    other day and I didn't realize until then how great my family is. I can remember standing up in my crib in the corner of my parents bedroom and shouting goodnight to my family. We would do it every night, just shout out GOODNIGHT I LOVE YOU to everyone on our way to bed. It...
    whatwasthatpromisethatyoumade whatwasthatpromisethatyoumade
    22-25, F
    Apr 20, 2014


    Ok, lemme just say that, even as I'm writing this, I'm having second thoughts. And, also, I am not trying to make anyone feel sorry for me...I'm just being honest.   I was at a party at my grandpa's ranch. It was nighttime and I could hear the band playing. I was sooo...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    A Rocking Horse

    I had always thought it was a very realiistic dream until i asked my mother. i remember clean white tiles and being held by my dad. i was probably 2 and a half. i remember feeling agitated and my dad put me down. i started walking towards  this room with windows and sunlight...
    minz71 minz71
    18-21, F
    Feb 7, 2012

    My Brother..

    was the first memory i have...mind you this isnt my new brother, nataniel was born when i was like 12 or 13. this is my brother jeremy i speak of remembering... the one born with downs syndrom and heart complications.. the one that died only eight months old. i was about...
    foamborn foamborn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2010

    Had to Leave Someplace I Liked So Much

    Had to leave someplace i liked so much, I spent the rest of my life trying to return. Freud aknowledges this and I agree! Lol ;-) Peace all...MnM
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518
    56-60, M
    12 Responses Jul 27, 2008


    I remember when i was 2 my dad got us up and he made pancakes...it was awesome. I miss those days when he wasn't an *** i wasn't obstinate and we used to get along. 
    JoyfulSilhouette JoyfulSilhouette
    Sep 11, 2012

    When I was a child about 5

    or 6 years old I was taken to vist my grandperents. When I was there My father took me one side and took me to meet this other older man. And I was told see this man here boy he is a war vetran but not of the 2 world war he is a ventran of the 2nd world war. he just looked at...
    Mikeh9 Mikeh9
    56-60, M
    May 19, 2014

    Kind Of A Bummer, Sorry

    My first memory is of the moments just before and just after the car accident that killed my sister. I was four years old and although, as I'm told, we were inseparable, I don't remember her in any way. I know how this event affected my family life (in that for most of the next...
    djekic djekic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2012

    My First Memory Was..

    I must have been around 3 or 4. I remember being in the trailer park that i used to live in. One night it was storming out and i had just woken up. I didn't know where my mom was or what time it was. All i remember was that it was dark, thundering and raining. There was...
    DearShadow DearShadow
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2010

    My First Memory

    For many years I thought it was just a really cool dream and one day I finally asked my parents about it. I remember being on a tire swing under this huge tree with my cousin pushing me. I don't remember anyone else around just us and the tire swing. Turns out that was no dream...
    DrPepperFan DrPepperFan
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    My Earliest Memory...

    I remember laying in bed in the morning, after just waking up. I could hear my sister playing downstairs with a xylaphone toy we had, and I heard my mom quieting her so she wouldn't wake my father. I believe I was 2 or 3.
    ConflictedandConfused22 ConflictedandConfused22
    13-15, F
    Nov 2, 2010
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