I used to be amazed when I was younger with people who were in the Guinness Book of World Records. It amazed me that some people were talented/skillful/weird enough to be the best, or I suppose worst at something than anybody else in the world.
One record I remember being fascinated with was the record for best memory. Ironically, I can’t remember who it was or what they did to hold the record but I remember seeing people being able to use their photographic memory to flick through a pack of playing cards and then recite the order quickly and easily. It made me intrigued as to how these people’s memory was so good, when everybody elses wasn’t.
Then I saw the Movie Momento which is about a guy with NO long-term memory at all and it blew my mind. (Side Note: This is a great movie, if you haven’t seen it…watch it!)
My memory admittedly is probably a little worse than some. I remember strange things like facts and trivia but ask me what I got for Christmas and my mind draws a blank.
It’s not that I’m ungrateful and that’s why I don’t remember, it’s just that piece of information has been pushed out to be replaced with something else.
Unfortunately it seems my selective memory is yet another thing I have passed down to BB.
We recently purchased a magnetic calendar to help the boys learn the days of the week. Every morning, we talk about what day yesterday was and what day it is today. He kind of knows the days of the weeks but not what order they come in.
We change the day, then the date (Which isn’t too bad at the moment as it’s just a case of counting which he likes). Then we change the weather to reflect whats going on outside. Then I ask him again what day it is….and nothing.
As you may have read in my last post he started full-time school and just like when he was just going for the morning, he walks out of school and when I ask what he has being doing, his response is always nothing. This could of course just his way of deflecting my questions and not wanting to talk about it…or he doesn’t remember. Another new aspect of him going to school full-time is he is now having school dinners. Again I ask him every day what he had and he always says he doesn’t know.
This is something we want to monitor as he can be picky with food and we are hopeing school dinners expand his horizons as far as food goes…..so far I have found out he ate sausage (Which he likes) but every other day he is unable to tell me.
Is this ‘normal’ for a kid? Is it bad memory or a dislike of talking of talking about school? I see other kids coming out smiling and telling mum or dad that they’ve been painting or drawing, but with BB I get nothing, barely a smile.
I really don’t want him to hate school and every morning he is happy to go so I’m not too worried he dislikes it, but I can’t think of any other reason for him to not want to talk about it.
Sometimes this parenting thing is hard!
As always, thanks for reading.