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Hiding my new baby sister in the closet because she was always screaming, and then acting like I didn't understand what my mom and grandma were saying when they kept asking me where she was. I kept playing with my toys.

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THAT answer deserves double clicks! what a monster you must have been...
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Oh yes I was a bad girl-very sneaky. They never could keep up with me.
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When I broke my arm in preschool.

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Seeing the Turbo rangers baked into giant pizza... no joke.

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Sitting on the floor in my bedroom playing pac-man and waiting for Thunder Cats to come on.

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Living on a farm out in the country when I was like 4 . . .

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when i woke up in the middle of the night and ate caramel cubes, i was about 3 or 4.

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Yummy-so cute!
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lol
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when i first learned that my parents were my parents (that goes wayyyyyy back)

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You don't want to know. My Mother said that I looked like an angel, with horns holding up my halo.

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No she didn't.
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Ha! Your mother was kinder than mine...
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@geist, yes she did! @dozy, what did your mother say?
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Getting my fingernail ripped off by a bearded dragon...

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Yeah it thought my finger was a carrot, evidently!
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It growed back right?
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**grew, not growed. But yes, it grew back.
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Sorry forgive me...
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Getting my diaper changed, or being handed a bottle in my crib. I can't remember which came first, Though the diaper change was horribly embarrassing.

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when i turned 2 years old, dad bought a house with hardwood floors....i remember running around like crazy...can't believe i still remember that at that age

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Dad beating the crap out of my mother. Not exactly pleasant, but unfortunately true.

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Seriously? It was early in WW2 (probably about 1940 when I was three) and my father dug an air raid shelter in the back yard. When it rain the thing filled with water and he used to throw stones into it to show his friends how deep it was.

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With me it was the atom bomb shelters and the most horrifying...when I lived in Okinawa in elementary school they would have us practice air raids and we would hide in bunkers the Japanese had built during WW11.
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That'd be scary. I was eight by the time the war ended and in the few years that followed the papers loved to draw maps of total destruction that would follow an atom bomb being dropped on Sydney Harbour Bridge. We were well within the circumference and it was pretty frightening. Fortunately it hasn't happened., Yet.

To be in Okinawa at that time you were probably a child of the occupying forces. I worked with the Japanese for 12 years and found them far more pleasant than their wartime behaviour painted them.
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No, I was an Air Force brat and the US got Okinawa in the was and they set their military trainIng forces there. I lived there from 6 years old in 1960 to 1965. But we did get to know the culture very well and I loved it. I was an adult when I found out people a generation older than me hated the Japanese because of WW11. My parents never said a word about it.
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Sent not set***
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War not was****-I'm getting old and can't see without glasses and it's late...or early-however you want to look at it ;-)
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Oh I just reread what you wrote. Yes, I was a child of the occupying forces. I just never had it worded that way. It was so much fun. Caves, weird bugs, jungles, the most beautiful oceans with tons of jellyfish and beautiful ocean life you could see for miles down. Hot though, my mother had a breakdown there. It was so hard on the wives of the husbands stationed there. If a parent of your parents died, they couldn't go back for the funeral. It shaped my life and allowed me to understand the military. I married a Vietnam veteran whom I was able to understand his experiences better because of my experiences. What's weird is I was watching the first men to go to the Vietnam war being trained right in front of my eyes and never realized it until years later.
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Ocean not oceans****
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I saw your Vietnam vet in your profile. Sounds as though you two have something special. We had a rather special Vietnam vet (Marine sergeant) on Ask until about February. Soldier, musician, teacher, artist, lawyer. He was perhaps the best all round question answerer we had at that time. Remarkable man.
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Car crash 2.5 years old

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Poor baby-were you hurt???? Were there car seats then?
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See my answer above and you'll be glad I wasn't your sister!
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We were hit head on
I was on my mothers lap..
I went thru the windshield
I remember before I blacked out
The driver got out thru the window of his car and wiping blood and teeth from his mouth saying I'm sorry I killed your baby he kept repeating it and then I was awake on the side of the road looking at it all
I had a cut above my right eye and much later found out I had broken a none in my neck
But other than the cut.. No other cuts or scratches
It really freaked everyone out I guess for awhile
I haven't told that story for many years and I don't know that you will read it but there it is
It wantage first of other things that has happened to me that had a miraculous outcome
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Oh that is a miracle! I'm glad you made it. We are each so important.
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I very much agree !
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Fighting with my brother in the bed, waiting for him to come back after school (2 -3 years)

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not a very good past or future

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