What is your earliest memory?

@rosie_123 (6118)
February 7, 2007 10:30am CST
I read somewhere, that no one really remembers anything until they are at least 5 years old! But I don't think that is true. My first memory was when I was just 18 months old! Not a very nice one, - I will spare you the gory details, but I had a fairly bad accident, and I vividly remember being rushed across the road to the, thankfully nearby, Hospital in the snow, with my Mother screaming, and my Grandmother trying to calm her down! So please tell me your earliest chidhood memory - could be happy, funny, or sad.
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
7 Feb 07
sorry to hear about yours...mine is actually a good one. I was around 2 or 3 and I remember my grandpa taking me to see rabbits that a friend of his kept. For the longest time I thought this may have been something I'd dreamt until I told my dad about it and he confirmed that it was indeed true.
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@Kate06 (123)
• United States
7 Feb 07
My earliest memory is from just before my first Christmas. My mom used to insist that thee was no way I could remember something that happened when I was under a year old but the details I remember conviced her. She left me on top of the dryer (with it running in the attempt to rock me to sleep) in car seat looking out the window. I don't rmemeber her going out but I do remember seeing her return, walking out of the woods behind our house in the snow dragging a small tree behind her with the dogs following her. She was wearing a purple parka. That is what convinced her finally. We don't have any pictures of that parka and she only wore it that winter because it was ruined in storage by the next winter.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
wow that must have been scary. I think I was about 3 we were at the beach when a wave overtook me- I can still see the water churning over me and the bubbles from the crashing wave- i couldn't find my way out- then suddenly mom was there to pick me up- I remember crying and mom hugging me then she gave me a piece of candy to get the salt water taste from my mouth and then all was well with the world again!!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
7 Feb 07
Wow! Could have been really bad! So are you scared of water now because of that incident, or not at all?
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
no- i love water- going to the beach and my sisters pool is the highlight of my summer and my dogs too!! LOL - i was a short little thing then (not much talker now LOL)- I'm sure the wave wasn't that big- it just felt like an eternity being under there.
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7 Feb 07
I can remember lots of things from when I was very young. I remember jumping up and down on my Grandad's bed and listening to music though a pair of huge headphones, I think I was about 3 then. I can also remember many events at nursery, in particular I remember having 'milk time' and aways desperately hoping that i'd get to drink my milk from the bottle with a straw rather than having to drink it out of a beaker. Again I think I was about 3 at that time too.
• India
7 Feb 07
hey i have heard that memory starts developing when a child is around 2 years of age. i dont remember exactly how old i was......but i remember secretly moving out of the room when my mother used forcefully make me fall asleep (so that i could take some rest after coming back from school.....but i was like 'no,i have to play'). a lot many times i used to get caught while moving out and she used to literary drag me to bed....not to mention with a tight scolding ofcourse! also i remember how she used to make me drink that 'milk'.i used to make a shot(with a bat ofcourse)and she used to clap and cleverly make me take a sip.(in happiness i used to forget that she's making me drink it) we both together laugh at these things now!its fun actually. i have many other fond memories....but i cant write so much!lolssss.......you wont read my reply then! hey but plz do read this one....its not that long!ha ha
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@rosie_123 (6118)
8 Feb 07
Of course I'll read it! I read all my responses!!
@sylviekitty (2083)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I remember when I was 2 years old, being in one of my aunt's weddings. I also remember being young enough that I was laying on the back seat of my parent's car (before there were car seats), as they were driving around. I remember a few things from way back then. :) I have heard that people who remember things from that young of an age, tend to have more vivid dreams. Do you?
@rosie_123 (6118)
8 Feb 07
I do have quite vivid dreams, yes - especially involving my childhood.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I have a lot of memories before the age of five, but they don't always pop into my head when I need them. The earliest of them I remember is being in a crib and a window being open. My parents were sleeping in a bed nearby. It turns out we were visiting someone at that time. I also remember wearing a diaper and going through toilet training, too. I actually can remember a lot of things as a baby/toddler.
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@Naomi17 (624)
8 Feb 07
I had bronchittis i was 20 months old and my dad was caring for me, made me jelly to eat. Mum was upstairs she'd just given birth and i remember him saying you have a baby brother and i have to get you better.
@katan22 (327)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
My earliest memory weas when I was 5 YEARS OLD and that memory is that when I am quarelling with my brother with a toy adn eventually we both got punished for quarelling with each other.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
my earliest childhood memory was around when i was 14 months, my little brother was rolling around in his little rolly thingy, and i went up to him because he had formula and i wanted it. so i took it from him and gave him my sippy cup that had my kool-aid in it. this is the first thing i can remember at it makes me laugh when i think about it.
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• India
8 Feb 07
i heard that nobody remembers each and everything but some things are there that we can remember that is unforgettable...i remembred one thing when i was just one year old that i never met out to my maternal grandparents in my life because they are already with god
@fliffy555 (1045)
8 Feb 07
I don't remember anything before my 8th birthday and that is because I went abroad for my 8th birthday and i remember I was in the cayman islands and i hated my birthday cake but i went to stingray city.. I dont really remember things till I look at photos or videos of the time... I do know my 2nd birthday very well as that is on video but like you said the next one i actually remember is my 5th as i had a magician but I remember that as i have the certificate and the pictures... I have a bad memory anyways so I do need help with remembering things like stuff like that with photos or videos.
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• Indonesia
8 Feb 07
I overheard my parents watching some show about "The Squeaking Door" and being afraid of the door noise. I also remember falling out of the bunk bed, and my sister falling on her head on some concrete under some monkey bars.
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@maibam (142)
• India
8 Feb 07
I don't remember the time but my earliest memory is the day when I was looking at a mirror and a child was playing in it. I believe that is my earliest memory. Right then I could not walk I just used to crawl.
• India
8 Feb 07
i remember tat had fallen from my parents bed when i was just 1yr old
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• Philippines
8 Feb 07
I don't what my age was back then. All i can remember was i was on a table. And i was singing Eternal flame at the top of my lungs and my family are all seated and we're all laughing at me. They're all laughing because i can't still pronounce the letter 'r' correctly.
@plantit1 (298)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think my first memory was about the age of 4. My grandfather use to feed peanuts to this crow that would come by everyday at the same time. I was really afraid of that bird. He was huge. But I remember him flying real low over my head to grab the peanut from poppys hand. I cried and ran into the house. As I got use to the bird I wasnt so afraid anymore.
@Poison_Girl (4164)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Wow, I don't remember anything at 18 months, but I do have a couple or so memories of when I was 4. I remember walking to preschool and I remember the old fire engine we had there in the playground to play on. I think I remember a few other things, too, but I'm not sure how old I was.
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• India
8 Feb 07
iam siva from village present in tamilnadu india my child age i was roaming in fields climbing trees running back of train takeing bath in pond when i was doing my fifth year school that is fifth standard i met with an accident when i was 10th standard again operation when i wan 7th standard again accident lost my finger in legs now going ok
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@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My earliest memories was when my great grandfather lived with us. I would get his cane and hide it. I dont remember what he looked like. All I remember was his legs and shoes. I guess because I was so little that was all I could see.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
my first memory was when i was 3 years old. it wasn't a good memory. i was in my room and my mom left and there was a firetruck and police cars down the street. i remember crying and looking out the window.
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