what is your first memory?

March 24, 2012 1:35pm CST
I had an extremely traumatic early childhood, and I started having memories of these things very early, and I can still recall them now as if it were just yesterday, what is your first memory? Was it a happy, sad, traumatic or some other kind of memory? I'm just curious to see what emotions have the most influence on memory...
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• Philippines
9 Apr 12
My first memory was my 3rd birthday. I just turned 3 years old that day and that's what I remember. My parents and relatives were circling around me. I am opening my gifts, they were all so happy. I think I make them happy and I entertain them. That's what I remember. I don't remember if I'm happy that time.
@tinjan11 (75)
• Philippines
2 Apr 12
When I was in early childhood, I can remember the time when I had my first hospitalization. I think i was 3 years of age at that time. I remember how I was put on a stretcher and how the nurses and my parents hold my hand because I was so resistant to get of the bed.I'm so afraid of the injection and I don't want to be injected.During that time, whenever the nurse enters on my room and gave a IVTT medication, I cried a lot.But then she injected it on the injection port and it didn't hurts. That was all that I can remember. Now that I am a nurse,I remember these childhood memory of mine whenever I encountered patients who were children.
• United States
31 Mar 12
There are so many memories of my childhood but the first one was, i request my dad to bring the moon from the sky in my hand and dad laughed and refused that it is impossible. i wept alot all night, my dad said to me that he will bring the moon tomorrow. the next day he bought a planets pics calendar. i wept again but this time my dad got trick to silent me, he bought some chocolates, jellies and biscuits. by seeing all of this items i was happy ;)
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
25 Mar 12
Hello Rozeen and welcome to myLot. I hadn't thought about my early memories for a long time now. I really have two very early memories. When I was toddler there were these swings that were hung in the door way. They were pretty much like he wings are today for infants. I remember jumping up and down in it as it was pretty close to the floor. My mother did a lot of embroidering at that time and I remember her giving me a cloth with the hoops and a needle and thread too. I wove the needle and thread round and round the hoops making a mess for mom to have to cut so I could start over,
24 Mar 12
My earliest memory is of sitting in my grandparents' living room with a pile of books beside me as I struggled to read through my favourite on my own (a story about some children and their dog going to the seaside and buying sweets - it had lovely illustrations). It was quite telling of things to come as I'm now a mjor book geek :P Birdie -
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
my childhood memory is a happy one. i remember vividly how we, siblings, huddled together to listen to the scary stories of my father. the story-telling would take few hours after dinner. television then was a rarity. it was scary, but at the end of the story, we found ourselves laughing and smiling because we made fun of each other.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
24 Mar 12
sick in my baby bed, vomiting it all over. including the orange curtains, my elder sister in her baby bed and a very angry mother shouting at me