Friday, February 20, 2009

My First Memory (Plus)

Wow! I've been a baaaad blogger of late! :) I've still been enjoying visiting my bloggy friends on their sites, but I haven't felt like writing anything. No reason. Just no muse, I guess. Maybe I just need some sunshine.

With that in mind, I decided to write about something happy today, my first memory.

I was barely 2 years old and my parents had been accepted as adoptive parents to a baby boy. We all traveled down to the agency in Long Beach, California to meet him. I remember the nurses taking me by myself into a separate room with baby Scott. They gave me a blue rattle to show him. I remember being rather awestruck of the entire thing.

The thing was, I thought ALL people added babies to their families this way. (High school health class came as a REAL SHOCK, let me tell ya!) :)

And I also thought EXCHANGING babies would be equally as easy as picking them up!

So, even though I liked him at first, I later REALLY wanted to exchange him for a girl. :)

I must have known what was coming. When he reached high school he GREW very tall and was on the football team. Suddenly, it was HILARIOUS to dangle his big sister upside-down by my feet until I practically hyperventilated. :) He remembers that fondly to this day, I believe.

Me, I still kinda wish I had a sister too. :)


Summer said...

That's a great story. A child's perception always amazes me. I'm amazed you can remember things that far back.

BTW I need sunshine too. Maybe we should go tan. Let's go. :)

Chris said...

HI Summer!

YES! Let's go tanning!!! Sounds GREAT! :) We'll stop at that massage place too! ;)

I think I only remember because all the adults were SO adamant about how important it all was. I had the feeling that if I'd bonked him on the head with the rattle, the adoption was OFF! :) The pressure! :)

Daisy said...

What a cool first memory and fun idea for a blog post. I enjoyed reading this, Chris. :)

Hope you are having a good weekend. :-)

ALF said...

What a great memory! I also wish I had a sister.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

What did you do when you saw that big stork swoop in with a basket for the first time???

(I gave him a fish sammi)

Chris said...

Hi Daisy!

I hope you had a good weekend too! :) It's amazing how they just fly by, isn't it? :)

I'm glad you liked the post! I'm starting to think my life is reaaaallly boring. :)

Chris said...


A sister does sound wonderful, doesn't it? Until you talk to someone who has a sister they don't get along with. There is that. :) Still, I think I would have loved having a sister.

Chris said...

HI Speedy!

I have seen that stork SEVERAL times! :) Sometimes, his arrival can be a REAL SHOCK! :)

My stork seemed to like Tim Tams. Go figure. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

You fed that big bird chocolate??

HA HAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

OH-OH! You mean that was WRONG? Maybe that explains why he kept coming BACK! He was looking for the PROPER FOOD! :)