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Earliest Memory (topic #182)

When I think back to my young childhood there is definitely one memory that sticks out in my mind the most vividly. I was with my dad at my great-gransparents home where they had a little wall in front of their yard that was very short, it would have come up to a grown person’s knees or so. I think it was just for decorative purposes come to think of it…

Anyhow, so I was standing on the wall and my dad was lifting me under my arms so I could jump higher and such. I was probably 3 or 4 years old. Something interrupted him and he stopped lifting me to bounce so that he could speak with whoever it was that had addressed him. I started trying to get his attention back by hanging around his neck and pulling at his shirt and that sort of thing.

My dad never lost his patience during this nonsense and he just gently tried to get me to stop being completely obnoxious as he continued the conversation he was in. After some period of time that seemed like an eternity in my totally inpatient pre-schooler mind, I grabbed hold of his shirt-pocket like it was made of steel and jumped down like I was going to swing Tarzan-style around my dad.

This idea did not end up working out as I had planned…

I ended up ripping my poor dad’s shirt, literally, right off his back when I jumped all because I couldn’t wait for a couple minutes to resume my bouncing silliness. And I don’t even recall being reprimanded for this madness of mine, haha. My dad has always been a very laid-back guy…. Β  πŸ™‚

When was the last time you had a plan that you were certain would work marvelously?
How did it turn out?


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