Tuesday, August 21, 2012
20 in 30
Welcome to the 30 in 30 challenge! Each day this month I'll be posting a response to a prompt. You can find all the questions here. I stole the questions from here.
Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
This is a very challenging question as I've spent decades blocking out most of my "childhood."
1. I have excellent memories of running around with my cousins. We all lived in New Jersey, not far from each other, and spent lots of time playing. I loved Christmas because we were very close in age and celebrated with food and fun. Now there are more than 20 cousins, counting two second generation cousins. We live all over the world and rarely get together. I remember fondly our time as kids.
2. When I was about 4 years old and Courtney was an infant I was hit in the head with a large rock. I'd been taunting some of the older kids that lived in the house behind our house. One of them picked up a rock and hit me on the left side of my forehead. My mom and her friend, her friend's daughter, Courtney, and I rushed to the on-call doctor's office down the street with a kitchen towel and ice held tightly to my head. I am sure I screamed. I know blood was everywhere. In the end, I didn't get stitches but a simple butterfly bandaid. I know it was traumatic because my sister was so little and needed to be cared for also. I still have a scar. :-)
3. When I was about 6 years old my mom and I were shopping at the grocery store and they made a lost child announcement. I was short and saw the kid sitting under a conveyor belt in one of the check-out aisles. He was eating bubble tape (remember that?!). I told my mom and she told someone who worked there. He was soon reunited with his parents. All that concerned me was whether he got to keep the bubble gum and if his mom had to pay for it. :-)