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 What/When was your first memory?

I was thinking about this lately, and wondering if DS (2.5) will have any memories of his life thus far?

I have a few fleeting memories of my young years. I remember my mom putting me in my carseat behind the driver's side in an old light blue Volkswagon Beetle when i was a baby. She just about fell over when I told her that a few years ago, because she said they only had that car for about 6 months after I was born.

I also remember my Dad yelling at me for slamming a dresser drawer and breaking a knick knack on top of my dresser. My parents separated when I was 2, so I couldn't have been much older than my DS is now.

So what is your first real memory, and how old were you when you had it? I think it is just interesting, the human mind and all.
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 26 Mar 2012 2:47 PM
 19 Sep 2005
Ms_Married
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I remember cutting my bangs in my mom's sewing room with her sewing scissors. My mom tells me I was about 2.5.
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 26 Mar 2012 2:49 PM
 13 Aug 2006
 Calgary, AB
Raynn
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DH can remember being in his crib at around 9 months... I think he's full of it, but he swears he can remember a memory around this age.

My first memory is about 4ish I think. I went upstairs to my room and was so tired, I fell asleep on our stairway.
I also remember playing in our sandbox around this same age, and I can remember my dad teaching me how to ride a bike. These were all memories when we lived in our first home, and I know we moved before I turned 6. I remember quite a bit from Kindergarten as well at age 5.


I believe they say after 3 years old, kids start to remember things and will have a lasting memory of certain things.
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 26 Mar 2012 2:51 PM
 2 Oct 2008
Allure
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I remember burning my leg on my Grandpa's motorcylce when I was about 2 (they lifted me on but my leg was badly burned by the exhaut pipe or something). I actually don't remember the pain, but I do remember my grandpa lifting me onto the bike while I kicked and screamed.

I also remember trying to comb out my curls behind the couch with a comb. I was convinced that my mom was curling my hair at night when I slept because everyone else had straight hair. I was about 3 then.
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 26 Mar 2012 2:51 PM
 17 Apr 2008
 Ottawa
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I was at my cousin's engagement party and everyone was wearing jeans. I couldn't find my parents because they were wearing jeans too and it was like walking through a denim sea
I must've been 2
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 26 Mar 2012 2:52 PM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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I remember climbing into my sister's crib waiting for her to wake up when she was a baby, younger than 1. We're about 2.5 years apart, so I guess I was around 3 then?

I also remember waking up, getting changed (light blue t-shirt with one of those pockets on the front, and green shorts), running downstairs and seeing the cement truck outside filling the neighboring lot. Apparently that happened when I was about 2 though, so I don't know how accurate that memory is.

I also remember my parents calling my name, I started to run towards them and stopped, thinking "wait, why am I going to them? Is that my name?" and then they called again and I thought "yup, must be!" and ran towards them.

Lots of vague sporadic memories from my young life. I have no idea which one is my first though, I have no semblance of chronological order.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:02 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
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I remember crying because mom wouldn't let me get on the school bus with my brother. We were in Toronto, so it must've been after I was 2.5, but before I was 4 and knew that the school bus was evil wink

I also have a vague recollection of mom being upset about something... we were still in Montreal, because it definitely wasn't the house I grew up in, so that would've been before 2.5, but it's really vague.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:07 PM
 3 Oct 2011
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I have memories of going to visit my baby cousin in the hospital.. I had two dolls with me: "peanut butter and jelly dolls".. One was brown and one was purple.. And my cousin reached out from the baby "crib" (looked more like a jail) for them, so I gave them to him. I let him keep them and he was actually buried with them when he passed away a month later.

I also remember going to the funeral and seeing his body (and asking why he was wearing a dress.. He was buried in his christening gown).

I was about 2 1/2 or so...
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 26 Mar 2012 3:11 PM
 24 Mar 2010
 Cambridge, Ontario
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I remember getting a huge splinter in my foot (think going to the hospital, nurses pinning me down to pull out what was virtually a piece of wood out of the bottom of my foot - seriously, not an exaggeration, it was approximately the size of my foot) when i was about 3. Next memory after that was getting time out in the living room and my friend pushing starburst through the hole in the screen of the front door for me since I wasn't allowed to come out and play. I was almost 4.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:19 PM
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I remember staying with my aunt and uncle when my brother was born-so I was about 18 months old. My aunt was making "pastry" and I thought that was so cool, even though I had no idea what it meant. I was also allowed to drink coffee with cream AND sugar in it, which my mom never let me have.

I also have fleeting memories of chasing a kitten before my brother was born. My dad says I was probably about 13-14 months old then.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:21 PM
 6 Jan 2010
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I think my first memory was of me standing in my crib. I'm not sure how old I would be exactly, I'm guessing less than two. I wasn't sure if it was a memory, I don't remember much details, but I asked my mom if that was where my crib used to be and she said yes.

I also remember my Grandma coming over and her giving me a rocking horse as a present. I have a few memories from my grandparents house and they both died before I was four.

I think I was about 4-5 before I have a lot of memories I can remember.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:35 PM
 24 Mar 2009
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I have memories from when I was two - I remember my little brother being born, and thinking the umbilical cord plug looked like a piece of chocolate. I do remember the old house my family lived in until I was 4 - sometimes I have dreams of it, and I remember where everything was and what it looked like.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:36 PM
 20 Oct 2003
 Ontario
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I remember when I was 3 cutting out a big chunk of my hair in my bangs...My Mom was pissed!
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 26 Mar 2012 3:38 PM
 13 Aug 2010
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My earliest memories are from when I was around 3 (at my uncle's wedding as a flower girl, when my dad would work shifts and I would keep trying to wake him up to make me breakfast because I was hungry but he kept making me wait - this must have been right before I started nursery school, so it was probably right before I turned 3).
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 26 Mar 2012 3:41 PM
 28 Dec 2005
 Calgary, AB
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I remember being in a mall with my cousin's grandparents. We were both in the seat of shopping carts and they asked my cousin who she wanted to push her...she chose her Grandpa so her Grandma pushed me. Her grandma died soon after that so I was 2-ish.

I also have a faint memory of being in my (same) cousin's house and eating easter chocolate...again at 2.
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 26 Mar 2012 3:58 PM
 27 Apr 2006
 Kitchener
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I was 2.5. Italy had won the world cup. I was at my grandparent's house. We were standing outside waving flags and cheering and people were driving by and honking. I got handed the "big" flag. It was on an unsanded piece of wood. I got a splinter.

I have a wide variety of memories for sometime between the ages of 2-3.5 (before I started kindergarten), but the only one that I can put a date on is this one (thank you google).
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 26 Mar 2012 4:32 PM
 17 Oct 2006
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I was two and remember being at my grandparents place waiting for my mum and dad and brother and sister to get there - they had all been at my aunt and uncle's wedding. It was dark but I kept going to the front door to see if I could see car lights to indicate they were coming. I remember standing next to my Grandma in the kitchen and her asking me to take a hot water bottle to my Grandad who was resting on a chair with a blanket over him. My Grandad told me to come and sit on his lap while we waited for my family to arrive.

That is my first memory, and only memory of my grandfather - he died later that night.
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 26 Mar 2012 4:42 PM
 5 Feb 2006
 ottawa
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My earliest memory I can be sure of was when my parents took me to register for JK (so I was 3 and a couple months). I remember they took me down to see the teacher and the kids and I remember being really mad and crying because they made me leave and I was having so much fun.

I also remember going to a doctor about my casts on my feet. They were turned in when I was born so I had casts put on them when I started walking to make them turn out. I wasn't able to walk for a few months I think. I started walking at 9 months but I think the last of the casts came off when I was 18 months. Something like that. It's probably more a confusion with some other time I went there. And I'm not 100% sure of the time line.

I have quite a few memories starting at 3.5 though.
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 26 Mar 2012 5:33 PM
 15 Jul 2010
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It was my 2nd birthday and my grandmother gave me a jack in the box. My uncle was showing me how it worked.

I also have memories of my grandparents' old house and they moved out of it before I was 2 years old. I remember the bunkbeds in the basement bedroom, and a big plant by the front door.

Another memory I have is sitting in my carseat, and having dropped something and not being able to reach it because of the chest constraint. And at another point, I remember being parked on the highway and seeing two big moose outside our car. They were ginormous! Legs as tall as trees it seemed. I was still in my carseat so I had to be pretty young.
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 26 Mar 2012 6:14 PM
 13 Mar 2012
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My earliest memories are from the age of about 4-5. My younger brother remembers things from 3, so it is likely different for everyone.

My child is almost 4 and remembers things from 2 years ago. I doubt she will remember those same things in 2 additional years. It makes me wonder, do we forget or suppress our memories?! I tend to think the latter. I do think even those things I've long forgotten have imprinted on me, somewhere.

ETA - ok, I'm convinced my memories only start at 4-5 because of a bad fall I had, smashing my face on a pile of wood. I remember the headache. I've always wondered if that's why I can't remember anything before then. I'm even more convinced after reading how many of you remember things so young. I better start being a better mom wink
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 26 Mar 2012 7:26 PM
 11 Mar 2009
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Almost drowning when I was 2. We had the water level low so that we could putter around the shallow end. I went too far and stepped on the slope and went right under.

Also being in a tornado. I must have been the same age, that was when we lived in the states. I remember sitting on my mom's lap on the couch waiting for the sirens so we could run to the basement.
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 26 Mar 2012 7:57 PM
 3 Jan 2009
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I remember the night my sister was born when I was 26 months. I startled my parents by remembering that I got to sleep beside my dad in the bed while my mom was in the hospital!

I also remember banging a spoon against a plate repeatedly - after being told not to - after my sister's christening and it shattering. I was about 2.5 years old. And the plate was blue!
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 26 Mar 2012 7:59 PM
 29 Jan 2010
 Winnipeg
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The earliest clear one is waking up from a nap at my grandparents (I stayed with them the days my mom worked) and realizing I was alone in the house. I went through the living room and kitchen, and then proceeded outside to find my grandma in the garden. (turns out my Uncle was in the basement watching TV and since I didn't cry, he never knew I woke up)Since my sister wasn't born yet, and it was gardening weather (I'm born end of March) I'd have been max 2.5.
Another clear one is "reading" my sister my favourite story when she was born. I had that book memorized and was soooo very excited to share. I look back and think what terrible taste in books I had! I would have been 34 months at the time.
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 26 Mar 2012 8:01 PM
 5 Mar 2012
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I don't remember what my first memory was...aaaah I am racking my brain trying to figure it out.

I remember getting mad that I couldn't spell my name when I was learning to write before going to school.

Aww I feel sad that I don't remember more things.
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 26 Mar 2012 8:04 PM
 29 Jan 2010
 Winnipeg
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Zoobaby also reminded me - I locked myself in the bathroom when my sister was born as well. Dad took a bit of time the 3 days mom was in the hospital to do a bit of a bathroom reno. Dad was very thankful I was a calm kid and allowed him time to figure out how to get in rather than breaking down the door! I think I remember the event so clearly because of how entertaining my dad was on the other side of that door!
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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 26 Mar 2012 8:33 PM
 18 Apr 2010
 Toronto, Ontario
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I remember when I was 2.5-3, I got stuck under a bed when hiding on my babysitter. Oh! Around the same age, I would ride my tricycle to my neighbours house next door and ring their doorbell, and they'd always give me green beans that grew in their garden. Weird.
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 26 Mar 2012 8:42 PM
 14 Jan 2005
 Yellowknife
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I remember getting stuck on top of my high-boy dresser because I crawled up there from my crib. I had to be under 2.5 because that's how old I was when we moved to Yellowknife and I didn't have a crib anymore after we moved here. I also remember getting in trouble for picking my Gramaman's flowers from her flowerbed, and again it was when we still lived in Quebec so I was under 2.5.
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 26 Mar 2012 8:50 PM
 17 Oct 2010
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My earliest memory is of my dad's dad, my Papa. I was standing in the kitchen at my Grannie's old house peeking out over metal part of their screen door which led out onto the back deck. I vividly remember seeing my Papa in a lounge chair on the back deck before I was picked up by my Grannie. I am not sure exactly how old I was, but Papa died when I was less than 2 years old so younger than that.

It's crazy how far back we can remember!
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 26 Mar 2012 10:25 PM
 23 Feb 2006
 Calgary
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I can't remember anything before the age of 8, its really weird. M parents got divorced when I was 8 and I cant remember before they got divorced.

I even went to therapy to try to remember and any memories that did come back, or I though came back were things that never happened. As I said, its just weird.
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 26 Mar 2012 10:36 PM
 20 Mar 2006
 GTA
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I will have to check with my mom on how old I was, but I remember my grandparents holding onto me and pointing to windows as we were in the parking lot of the Hospital.
My dad was in there with food poisoning (almost died), and all I remember was that I had to wave to him, as kids were not allowed in Hospitals (other than as patients) back in those days.

I also remember going to the zoo with my grandmother and looking at the Yak and the bunnies and Lamas.
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 26 Mar 2012 11:02 PM
 18 Jul 2005
 Lad.ner, BC
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I remember an older lady from our church babysitting me while my parents went to the hospital for the birth of my brother. I was a couple of weeks shy of 2 years old at the time.
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 26 Mar 2012 11:10 PM
 29 Dec 2008
 Calgary
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My earliest memory is just a tiny moment, on a playground sitting at a picnic table that was in a house kind of thing...like it was a wooden house built into the park..


That's all, but I was almost 4 I think..I can't believe some of your early memories!
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 26 Mar 2012 11:14 PM
 29 Dec 2008
 Calgary
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Oh I thought of something else, but I can't place the first time I had this...


I used to have seizures several times a day. When I did I always had the same vision or dream or whatever you want to call it.

It was me vomiting and I was laying on the floor behind our couch and my parents would go "quiet Katy, we're watching the news!" and I'd vomit and cry some more...it was awful, I always woke up crying in someone's arms it was a total nightmare to me.

I told my mom about this vision that I had EVERY time I'd seize when I was about 12 and she thought it was so silly, reassured me shed never hush me when I was sick...even if the news was on tongueold
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 26 Mar 2012 11:21 PM
 29 Dec 2008
 Calgary
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Ok for all of you 2.5 year old hair cutters....WHERE DID YOU GET THE SCISSORS?! lol


I know my dd goes for the scissors as soon as I out them down but I don't know that shed even to think of her hair long enough before I took them away!
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 27 Mar 2012 1:24 AM
 8 Feb 2009
 Burbs of Vancouver
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When I was little, I shared a room with my big sister. I remember being in my crib, dragging my bottle along the rungs, making a xylophone noise, then cranking the bottle by the nipple and launching it at my sister. I would have been around 18 months. My sister confirms I did this (often). I was a rotten kid. LOL

I also remember when my nephew was born when I was 4 (my oldest sister is old enough to be my mother). Most of my childhood memories involve him, as we were always together because our grandma looked after us while our mums worked.

One of my favourite memories is of my grandma's car breaking down on the way home from dropping my mum off at work at 6 a.m. I remember my grandma carrying my nephew and holding my hand and walking us to the gas station. She was wearing huge, furry, hot pink slippers. She never left home without proper footwear again.
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 27 Mar 2012 7:14 AM
 4 Apr 2010
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one of my first memories is of my brother moving out of our bedroom. I have no recollection of ever actually sharing a room with him; but I remember the day he moved downstairs.
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 27 Mar 2012 7:16 AM
 30 Oct 2010
 East Coast
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My first memory is being in my closet ripping the little corners off of photos in my mom`s wedding album because they were gold and pretty lol

I remember seeing somewhere that memories before 2 or something are almost impossible because that part of our brain hasn`t formed.
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 27 Mar 2012 9:23 AM
 13 Jun 2008
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I have a memory from when I was in my high chair... my parents tell me I would have been about 14 months from what i tell them. it is a very strange memory. I just remember biting on the back of my high chair, and the feeling of the plastic on my gums. that's all.

then I have another memory from when I'm about 26 months - staying in a cottage with my mom in the summer. we can't sleep at night because the air-conditioner broke.

after that, I have lots of memory snippets from 3+.
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 27 Mar 2012 12:12 PM
 13 Feb 2006
 Ontario
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Mine was being wheeled up and down a hallway in our apartment complex when we lived in Ft. Mac Murray. We were only there until I was 18 months old, so it's pretty young. Kids in the building had a plastic wheelbarrow, and they used to all take turns pushing and riding, and I got to ride in it.

My mom was also shocked that I could recall that.
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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