Document your Childhood Memories

BC (before kids), I taught elementary school for eight years.  I loved it, and please don’t think I’m bragging when I say the kids loved me.  Why?  I have wondered about this in the 11 years I’ve now been away from the classroom.  I think one reason is that I was very “real” and open with the kids – I would tell them things about my life, and things I remembered from my childhood.  The kids just loved these stories, and now guess what?  My own kids love hearing about when I was little.


Document Your Childhood Memories

A year or so ago, I thought I should probably start writing down the snippets I tell them about life when I was their age.  I started, but alas I haven’t made much progress.

So, documenting some childhood memories is going to be a New Year’s Resolution for me.   Of course, you can do this on your own, either in a notebook or in a Word document online.

Here’s a memory to start us out:

Saturday Mornings

When I was little,  every Saturday morning my dad went to a local doughnut shop and brought home a bag of rolls and doughnuts.  My sisters and I loved this!  I usually got a big roll (not a doughnut because it didn’t have a hole) with chocolate icing all over it.  To make it even better, I would then smear peanut butter over it as well (maybe this explains my childhood weight issues).  We loved our Saturday morning rolls!  We would also watch cartoons on TV.  Ones I remember (although these may not have been  Saturday morning ones) are the Flintstones (my all-time favorite), and the Jetsons.


14 thoughts on “Document your Childhood Memories

  1. I can’t wait for you to start posting all these stories that you have never told before! On Friday tell the bunny one 🙂


  2. My kids love hearing my sister-in-law’s stories about her childhood. She is just one of those people that has very vivid memories, usually a momento or person to ‘back it up’, and has an old story to relate to just about everything.

    This is a GREAT idea for a meme; I’ll participate to the best of my ability – I don’t have as exciting tales or good story-telling skills, but I’ll come up with something as often as I can!

  3. I love it. One of my favorite bloggers out there has just started one of these.
    Go see hers…’s on Wednesdays. Today was her first one.

    Great idea, by the way! Love it.

  4. Oh, marvelous. I love stories. By coincidence, I’ve posted one also, about dance lessons. There are a few others sprinkled along my blog, and more to come. I can’t wait to read everyone else’s too.

  5. Nice idea. Since I started blogging, I’ve slacked off in scrapbooking and journaling. Using my blog to record memories would be another great way to use it effectively. 🙂 Thank you.

  6. That’s a good idea. It just occurred to me the other day that I know nothing about my dad’s childhood. I sent out “Grandma” books to my and Brad’s surviving grandmothers a few years ago. You know, the ones where they fill in info about their lives growing up and what they’d like future generations to remember about them and such. My grandma filled hers out diligently and it was great. Brad’s grandmother gave it back and said we couldn’t expect such an undertaking from a little old lady like her. And now she’s dead. 🙁

  7. I have been out of the classroom about that long too! I love stories and “kids” love to hear them!!! Sounds great!
    -sandy toe

  8. Either your memory is slipping or mine is. My memory of the Saturday rolls/doughnuts were that Dad brought home a box of them – a box that would nearly hold a man’s leisure suit. It’s a wonder we don’t all weigh 300 pounds!

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