Hi. Today I'm gonna tell you about my childhood memories. My mum calls me an elephant because I can remember all of them. Some are painful and horrible but they always have a happy ending. Listen on and I'll show you what I mean.
My first Broken bone
Here we are, me and my mischief making big brother Eli, crawling through the tunnels in the playgrounds trying to get to the slide in the park. I slipped because there was soap on one of the tunnels from my annoying brother. I fell on my thumb and it was very sore. I told my mum and she said it didn't look that bad so we walked around the shopping mall. Then it swelled to twice the SIZE of my other thumb. My mum SCREAMED “We need to take you to hospital!”
We drove to the hospital. I was a little nervous but also curious about what would happen. We talked to the receptionist and she told us to wait which felt like 20 years. Once we get called we went to the x-ray machine. My mum needed to stay out because she was pregnant with Jade but my dad and my brother got to see the X-ray. We get told to wait and it took 6 hours which seemed like 200 YEARS!!! Finally they came and said it was broken. They wrapped it in this bandage then they put it in plaster, it felt like it was BURNING my arm OFF.
It was so hard to sleep because I wasn't really allowed to move my arm. When they took it off it was very refreshing but it smelled so horrible. Phew some memories I would rather forget. However other memories I want to treasure forever. Like…….
Our camping trip to Kaikoura...
As soon as we get told we're going to Kaikoura I rolled my eyes - great! (NOT) Another boring 3 hour drive all squashed up in the back seat. I was a little excited though because my parents bought me a snorkel so we could go swimming.
For the road trip, I made sure I took my phone to keep me busy so it was not so boring. I was really squashed up against my brother’s legs. I mumbled to myself “We need a bigger car.”
Once we were outside our uncle's house we all felt happier. We played hide and seek and tag, we also made huts in the tall grass over the fence. When we heard dad yell “Time for tea” we sprinted to the house because we were starving. Once our tummies were full it was time to hit the hay. We fell asleep as soon as we went into our tent. When we woke up we were freezing cold and we could hear cows mooing outside. My whole family started laughing so hard. It was hilarious!
My first fish
How about this memory …. I feel proud of myself when I think about this. When I was about 4 or 5 I always watched my brother and dad go fishing, but I could never do it because I was too little and I was also scared of falling in. When I’d grown up a bit, I was probably 6 or 7, I got my fishing rod. I would prove them I was now brave enough to catch a fish.
All of a sudden I felt my line go down, there was a massive tug,I knew what was happening from watching my family. I pulled up the fish with strength and determination. It was very small but I was still happy. I took a photo so I could capture this moment forever. However when Jade came along she took it, claiming it was hers - it was a WAR!!
Have you got a memory like an elephant? What memories will you always remember? I'm off to make more... bye.