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January 12th, 2012, 04:56 AM
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How far back do you think your LO remembers? What do you think will be their earliest memory?

I know for sure that Charlie remembers at least as far as a year ago, because there was a trip that we took last January right before his second birthday, and he's mentioned it several times. But he doesn't really have the hang of time frame words, so anything that happened any time in the past he refers to as "yesterday." Like, he'll randomly bust out with "Yesterday, grandma and I were taking a walk," when actually we haven't been back to my mom's house since October. Anyway, the other day we were walking around the city a bit and exploring some alleys that had a very traditional Chinese feel to them, with little vegetables stands and stuff. I guess that they reminded Charlie of this trip we took to Emei Shan last January, because he said "Yesterday, when I was here, it was snowing and I was cold and I was crying." Which is absolutely true, when we went to Emei Shan he did not like the snow AT ALL and he cried the whole time. He's mentioned basically the same thing at other times as well. I'm not too thrilled that apparently his earliest memory is going to be of a trip that he thought was miserable! But it's still interesting to hear how much he remembers.

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January 12th, 2012, 05:58 AM
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It is funny because when he was younger he remembered really random things from far back, and there was a shift where there are things I can tell he doesn't remember. But I read a book that Jess had recommended about the brain and various developments, and it did say something about how at a certain age (maybe preschool) they don't remember certain things anymore--it had something to do with their brain development and I honestly can't say it exactly right.

So, anyway when reading the book Nicholas was still remembering quite a bit, but not long after there were certain things that he didn't remember anymore, such as someone that had visited when he turned 2, but all of the relatives he saw at 2 1/2 he remembers really well. It is like the things that happened 2 1/2 and afterwards he is very clear about (and he might remember random things about earlier life).

As for the timeframe he is the same way...he will say he went trick or treating last week, or something like that. It is very interesting.
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January 20th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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It's hard to tell what she's actually remembering but sometimes she catches me off guard. Like at some point last summer she said something about Santa saying, "ho ho ho" which I'm pretty sure we hadn't mentioned in about 7 or 8 months.

And just the other day we were talking about our trip to Mexico which was exactly a year ago (just before she turned two) and she remembered bumping into a lady in the airport.

But it's weird because she'll also make stuff up so it's hard to tell if she's remembering or imagining things that didn't really happen.

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