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friday five: childhood

today's friday five...

1. Can you remember being a very young child?
Not very well. My earliest memories are of kindergarten... not getting along with my teacher, but succeeding at climbing higher things on the playground. I might remember when my sister was born, I would have been three, but it might also just be repatched from stories, memories that little are tough to decipher.

2. Do you remember the first day of school?

3. Did you love or despise your siblings, providing you had them?
love! that's half the reason I had another kid, my sister rocks. she's like a political science major version of me.

4. Do you remember the name of your first friend?
my neighbor katie and I were great pals but went our separate ways around 3rd or 4th grade, she was destined to become a popular kid and I, shockingly, was going to be a nerd. later in elementary school I was best friends with a girl who had the same first name as me. we ruled the neighborhood on our bikes and bonded endlessly over new kids on the block and barbies until I moved at age 12. I recently found her on facebook and friended her, she's a biologist now, funny how that worked out, even after years and years of not talking independently grew into adults who have a lot in common.

5. Would you journey back to your childhood (as an adult) if you could?
certain times, sure. mostly I'd tell some elementary school bullies to fuck off. I should have learned that term earlier in life. I also wish I'd been nicer to my little sister as a kid, we were very close by the time we were in high school together but I have memories of some younger times that I am not so proud of.


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Mar. 27th, 2015 12:05 pm (UTC)
I think we all have times that we aren't really proud of, but it's part of growing up. At least you get on with her now. That's huge

Aw, that is so great that the two of you reconnected. Facebook is good for that, but all the other crap you have to put up with keeps me away.
Mar. 27th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
I wonder what the stats are on remembering your first day of school are. Most parents make such a big deal about it, yet, I don't remember it, either.
Mar. 27th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
lesson learned
Each event in our lives, good or bad is a lesson learned. :)

Facebook is a very interesting thing to me. I have one, and have "connected" with some people from my past and yet it seems to me that all they care about is how many friends one has. We give each other our cell phone numbers & say we'll "get together sometime" and then when you inquire all they say is "Busy"

Edited at 2015-03-27 07:42 pm (UTC)
Mar. 27th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: lesson learned
not me, I have a rule for my facebook friends! unless we have spent time together, outside of work, in the past 12 months, you are not my friend and not on my list!

I have a few people I keep on because their lives are fascinating.

but only a handful! so I have a couple hundred friends and that's all I need on there, I don't like that site enough to network any more. and I definitely don't like all those people I went to high school with. at all!
Mar. 27th, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: lesson learned
Essentially I only use facebook to find new penpal friends(I mentioned in the momma group that I do that). I have a small rule with facebook though. There are some people from high school I essentially grew up with, so I won't add anyone I didn't like. Also, there are a lot of "church people" I grew up with too.
Mar. 28th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
I can remember some things from before age 5, like when there was a earthquake, drawing on the kitchen wallpaper (hey, it had houses and trees on it; I just added flowers & people!), throwing up on the kitchen floor, and the like. I don't remember my first day of kindergarten or first grade, but I do remember my first day of preschool- I was bored to tears. I already knew the colors, how to count, etc.

I had no friend until the first day of 3rd grade. She introduced herself to me at recess. I remember her name very well!

I'd go back and tell my young self to quit taking crap from everyone and learn to answer back instead of slinking away.
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