View Full Version : Childhood memories...(ADD and growing up)
Hopefully, everyone has at least one fond memory from their childhood. Or maybe you have a memeory that happened recently that you will always look back on and hold in your mind.
One of my earliest memories was sitting on my father's shoulders after he took me ice skating in Central Park in New York City. I was wearing a blue and white sweater and remember having a great time. :)
What are some of your happy childhood memories?
Mine were the Holidays at my Grandma &Grandpa's house. (dad's parents.) Usually both Aunts and just about all 10 of my uncles with their families were usually there. My dad has 10 brothers and 2 sisters. At last count I had 52 first cousins on this side of the family. The family still gets to together every 2 years for a family reunion, but I haven't been in a long time..just doesn't feel the same with out Grandma and Grandpa.
04-27-03, 06:40 PM
my memories or of the summer with all my cousins aunts and uncles lol my mum had 7 brothers and sisters in her famile and they all had 4 or 5 kids each. We went out on day trips all of us a huge convoy of cars with r picnics lol we took over any park we went to.
Another was my grandmum's 90th birthday party were we all got together again lol plus all the cousins now have kids so it was a huge family gathering it was so wonderful!!!!
MAY THE ROAD ALWAYS RISE UP TO MEET YOU!!!
My fav childhood memory was when I was about 14 yrs old and going to school (school was never my fave thing ;) ), but when I went to school I used to cut thru a friends back garden which led onto the school football field, anyway, when I was going thru the garden, it has a little bush at the end near the gate.
On this particular day there was a lot of wild birds on it (sparrows, little wild british bird) and as I approached it, they all flew off except for one, so I leant toward it and put my finger next to it and to my delight, it jumped onto my finger and stayed there for about 2 seconds and then flew off.
I couldn't believe what had happened and I was so happy and filled with joy because of it, and I still remember it quite fondly til this day :)
05-27-03, 10:32 AM
One of my best childhood memories is of going to Canada during summer vactions to visit my greatgrandparents and other relatives. My Greatgrand Father, in his younger days, ran a saw mill and had a big shed filled with sawdust that we (my sister and brother) would play in. :D
05-27-03, 12:12 PM
I think some posts were lost here..:) but anyway, one of my favoriate childhood memories are Passover Sedars holidays at my house...We would have tons of company/family and my mom would set a beautiful table and could she cook! (still can)....yum....turkey, stuffing, potatoes, great veggies, etc. etc. .the whole Passover Sedar cerermony is very nice....the holiday is very meaningful for me. And Matzoh isn't bad if you fry it...for breakfast....
05-27-03, 07:07 PM
I don't really remember much of my childhood. Anyone else? Sometimes I think maybe it was because I simply wasn't payinet attention.
05-27-03, 08:59 PM
I don't remember much of my childhood either....perhaps it's also because I was able to black a lot of it out....there was a lot of trauma for me....so blacking out became a lifestyle...and of course ADD did make it difficult for me to pay attention as you say, to stay focussed, etc...
08-13-04, 11:47 AM
I don't really remember much of my childhood. Anyone else? Sometimes I think maybe it was because I simply wasn't paying attention.lol, me too (or's that "me either!"?)!
spending time with my maternal grandmother was *nice*, though!
I don't know why, but the first memory that popped into my head was this:
This was back in '94 or '95, so I must've been 9 or 10, but me and my closest friends (Randy and Justin) were pretending to be characters from a videogame called Virtua Fighter. We were wrestling and just joking around, nothing special. But for some reason, I hold that memory to be one of my fondest. It's weird how just a short peak or a snapshot into the past can hold so much happiness. My most favorite times are just still snap-shots, yet I regard them as the best.
08-18-04, 12:07 PM
When I was in 3rd grade, vocabulary word was "Antarctica" or however that is spelled (I looked it up the other day, I think that's right). I spelled it wrong. At that point, I pronounced to my teacher and the entire class that I would take over antarctica and enslave them all with my armies of penguins.
I think that was the day said teacher decided to tell my parents she wouldn't deal with me until I was evaluated. Hehe
I also remember during my evaluation (3rd grade) getting distracted in the middle of talking to the doctor by the barge going by the window in the background. That was fun. But I wasn't being very hyperactive that day, and I had no Learning Disability, so I got the ol' fashioned "Borderline ADD" diagnosis and was unmedicated. Poor parents.
My mom ran into one of my old babysitters the other day. Convo went:
Sitter: "How are the kids?"
Mom: "Oh they're good."
Sitter: "You know, your younger one was always so good, but Keith was kind of a..."
Sitter: "Yeah, that's the one."
Hehe. I feel like karma has come around though, I got to deal with 3 ADHD kids (one in 3rd grade, 2 in 5th) this summer every day for 8 hours. I am now trying to find the addresses of my old camp counselors and send them letters apologizing for the years I undoubtedly took off their lives with stress.