Happy Friday everyone. Wait…it’s not Friday? It’s Saturday already? Huh. This week really got away from me.
This week on That Tiny Vlog Series, Cherie and I talked about pieces of advice we received as children/teens and shared how impactful and correct we found them to be. In trying to come up with the five items I shared in the video, I began to realize how much a lot of what I was told in childhood really doesn’t stick with me anymore. Perhaps it’s because I’ve moved away from my family and have subsequently developed very different political/economic/world views than that of my family. That said, I’ve also realized how strange it is to hear people talk about how they have memories of people telling them things — or even experiences they had — at a very young age.
On the radio this morning, there was a pair of guys talking about whether or not they’d let their future kids play tee ball. The children in question were about to turn four years old, and a caller who called in was making a very passionate argument that it’s important to get kids involved in sports at an early age because it will create memories for them that’ll last a lifetime. Ignoring for a moment the caller’s obvious problem of living vicariously through a child’s experiences by forcing them into sports at a young age, I find it extremely hard to believe that the majority of children will remember playing tee ball at the age of four later in life. I have very few memories from before I turned eight years old. While I’m sure a large portion of that is thanks to my parents’ very lengthy divorce, there are so many experiences that everyone has in life that it’s extremely unlikely you’re going to remember much — if any — of your toddler years once you’re in your twenties. The experience of a child playing tee ball for the memories is a strange and likely bogus argument.
Below are mine and Cherie’s videos from TTVS this week. Stay tuned for next week’s videos where Cherie and I will be talking about the impact our favorite childhood game/video game made on us as adults.