The EARLIEST I can remember is a long time ago… (VERY LONG TIME AGO) when I was around 4 years old or maybe younger… (now 18 ).
I’m an observer. My vision is really bad so I only can make out of colors. I complain, then realize that I’m dreaming (I’m a natural LDer). “See!” I command (now I should have said, “Make it clearer!” or something similar, but I was young… I didn’t know any better). But I cannot see. I only can see a yellow banana-shaped color along with other floating colors. I wake up, finding myself in a SP. I can’t see either. I see my mom coming in so I move my hands to signal her to hold on since I can’t see her and I can’t seem to wake up. I end up going out of body for a second… then I finally decided to cross my eyes. I finally wake up with a horrible headaches. So, I learned to cross my eyes whenever I’m in SP and whenever I can’t see very well when I try to wake up. It always worked… now I don’t experience being blind anymore so this technique doesn’t work for me anymore.
I do rememeber quite several dreams/LDs when I was quite young including about my twin sister that I didn’t know that I had until I told my mom about my dream (it turned out that my twin sister has died 5 weeks old and I didn’t even know that I had a twin sister!). But I’ll shut up and save you from reading so much. LOL!