I’ve decided to change Mondays from “Metaphysics Mondays” to “Memory Mondays”, since everything I write about is generally already tied to metaphysics in some way. I’ve been wanting an excuse to look back on life — go through travel journals and diaries, watch home movies, look through photo albums, etc, so this is my excuse to do it.
I started a new writing project with one of my Sunday tutoring students, and it was inspired by a homework assignment from one of my metaphysics lessons. We break our lives into 5-year increments, and once we surpass the past and arrive at present time, we begin imagining our future.
This is what I have so far:
- “See? . . . “Ight!” (Light)
- Came out quiet (not crying!), checking out the world.
- Apparent near suicide attempt — squeezed through the sliding glass door to our balcony on the second story and nearly crawled right off the edge before my dad came to my rescue.
- Typwriter for birthday
- Home Daycare
- My parents had a bedroom in the backroom; it was converted to our daycare lunch room
- The living room became the main room with green carpeting and white shelves holding varying Montessori materials
- My first (and hopefully last!) nemesis (daycare child)
- Daycare crush
- Awkward car scene when my parents were complimenting a daycare student on how quiet he was being, and I piped in a loud voice”What about me? I’m quiet, too, right? Aren’t I quiet?” (face palm)
- Red corduroy dress (and pictures where I am oblivious that I am showing my underwear)
- Nap time on green fold out cots
- Flags on my birthday cake!
- Sister is born (in our house!)
- My mom’s first introduce to Shaklee (vitamins during her pregnancy)
- Montessori preschool
- Nutcracker Fairy Dress
- Dancing around the house to the “Nutcracker” on the record player, waving my fair wand like a Sugar Plum Fairy, and running up and down the hallway to the “Russian Dance”
- Telling neverending stories about “Koffa Kouff”
- Started wearing glasses — looked around the room in amazement, as if seeing the world for the first time
- Riding Big Wheels in the street
- Discovered TV and that I had an aunt my age
- Car rides to Ohio to visit Mom’s side of the family for Christmas
- Began T-ball
- pixie hair cuts
- Learned to read with “Pig Can Jig”
- Grandma Karl reading to me.
- Best friend Mandi lived across the street.
To be continued next week with Ages 6-10. . .