3 Significant memories from my childhood.
This one is difficult – my memory is shocking…..
That and the stuff I do remember I am not sure if it could be considered significant! Awesome yes, but I believe I had a pretty Ordinary Life, just the usual kid stuff. Thankfully no major drama’s.
I guess the actually only significant memory in my life was the birth of my sister – I was nearly 10 when she was born and I could not imagine my life now without her.
There are some memories that stand out, but for the life of my I don’t know why.
- When I was at nursery school, so about 4 one of the girls in my class came back to school after spending a bit of time in hospital. I remember standing with a group of girls discussing it and asking her how it was. The only thing I remember her saying was that she had to pee with a stick – from her description I now think she had a catheter, but at the time it horrified me.
- I was about 5 when my family started shopping around for a caravan….. We went to this one place and they had a tiny caravan. The perfect size for a 5 year old! I begged and pleaded – obviously I never got it but I do recall my dad saying that when I was old enough to buy my first car he would buy me that caravan. I am still waiting – I do remind him from time to time but no joy.
- This is not really a memory of an event, but ever since I can remember my parents have said for my 21st I could either have a party or a present. I had no interest in a party and desperately wanted a flight to London! Even before I hit high school. It was just something that I knew I wanted. I don’t think they expected me to stay away for 6 years though….
It is funny, after I finished writing this other memories came to mind…. When I was about 11 I ordered a steak from a restuarant “medium rare” – the restuarant cooked it” Well Done”. I was not happy and my dad said I should call the waitress and send it back if I wanted to as it was not what I had requested. I did, but the waitress did not want to take it back and said to my parents that she had asked the kitchen to make it that way as “all children eat their steaks well done”. The reason I remember this is that my dad stood up for me. He asked the waitress how I had asked for it, and if it was cooked as I requested. He made them get me a steak cooked the way I wanted. I was a happy bunny. I now eat my steak Blue or Rare.