Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited
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What is your earliest memory? Describe it in detail, and tell us why you think that experience was the one to stick with you.
My earliest memory? Hmmmm…
A little girl in kindergarten. I was always the helper. I would be the one helping the teachers with setting up for lunch, putting out the cups, the plates, and the napkins. Then, after snack or lunch, I would be the one to help clean up.
I never thought about why it was so important for me to do this. My guess is that my position as a helper allowed me to have control over who got what. You see, in my kindergarten, (no, not in America) the cups were not plastic, they were regular cups, all of them had numbers on the bottom, probably 1 – 10. Silly children that we were, it somehow ‘stuck’ that the cups labeled with the # 5 were the ‘cool kids’ cups. Yeah, I know! LOL…. Since I was the one in charge of passing out the cups, I was given the power to decide who will be ‘cool’ for the day. That, of course, resulted in kids either liking me extra or hating me on that particular day. The following day, the process would start all over.
I enjoyed this game of favoritism. I wonder today, why did no one object to me being the helper. Why didn’t other kids volunteer. More importantly, why didn’t the teacher put a stop to this ( I know they knew about this).
Needless to say, I still enjoy being in control today, I love it when I know that people like me and that I am in control of who my friends are.