One time while at the dentist's office, I somewhat casually (as casually as one can be in a dentist's office) browsed through a copy of Seventeen, and read a quote where Drew Barrymore said that she remembers someone holding her wrong when she was a baby. It was one of those quotes at the back of the magazine where it shows a picture of the person and their quote in big pink letters, or whatever color corresponds with the person's dress. I kind of wish I had read the quote instead in Newsweek or somewhere that might have elaborated on whether or not that's possible -- for a baby to remember something. I'm leaning towards no, mainly because I my first memory is around age two, and I'm not even sure if I remember that (sliding around in the mud) or if the picture kind of stuck in my head (I have been known to steal some of Kelly's memories by accident.)
I was considering all this during our pontoon ride down the Wolf River because it would be so nice if Lucas could remember it. A beautiful day on the river with his mommy and his daddy and all his grandparents, and only getting doused by a wave once. I hope he remembers grandma Betsy singing "Ching-Chong" to him as we headed upstream, and I hope he remembers wearing matching Panama hats with grandpa and helping steer the boat. Of course, I'm sure he won't. Memory is a fickle thing -- I remember a celebrity quote circa '94 but not most things I try to lock away!
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