I’m so glad Miu made this! We were talking about strange childhood memories and she said she would make a topic so we could share there.
Mine is super weird, because it’s a weird memory that my family says never happened:
I am about 4-7 years old, (an estimate based on the house I remember being in). It is breakfast and I refuse to drink orange juice (because yuck), and I hate eating eggs so I refuse to do so. And then when the toast comes out slightly burnt I get upset and refuse to it eat, too. My Dad gets mad and says there must be something wrong with me because I won’t eat perfectly good food and demands my mum take me to the hospital.
And then I remember sitting on a hospital bed, and a nice young man comes and asks me about my life. He asks me if I have siblings, and I tell them I have two sisters so he asks their ages and I tell him that, too. I even remember this was the bed closest to an archway and that there was either a white machine or table nearby, and I could see others doctors milling about. After the Doctor spoke to me, I recall overhearing him tell my mother (behind the curtain he had drawn around the bed), that I was fine and he couldn’t find anything wrong with me.
So yep. Super weird. I also recalled my grandmother was over for breakfast that day, and when I asked her about this she said she remembered it, but my sisters told me she was humouring me and didn’t fully understand because of the language barrier.
I never asked my father about it, and my mother denies it ever happening. Which is super frustrating because, due to how much I insist this is a true event, now whenever I say something my sisters don’t remember they tell me I’m “making up the past again”. They do that until someone else confirms I’m right, even though I’m right about 99% of the time.
I think it is weird how we can have these memories that no one else remembers. Sometimes I look back and wonder if they are just dreams, but then I realise it doesn’t feel like recalling a dream. So I just don’t get it. I hope to get to the bottom of it one day!