The Importance Of Memories

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Memories are a strange concept. I can accurately remember the birthday of a classmate from kindergarten, but I cannot remember a close family member’s. The random classmate’s birthdate should not be important to me, but I can still remember it no matter how much I age. One of my first memories is being stung by a wasp in preschool. Many people do not remember the first time they were stung by an insect. To me being stung was an extremely important and tragic event. It was nice outside so my preschool class decided to go outside to play on the playground. On the way out, I remember this guy dressed in a funny outfit. It was funny at the time because it was warm out and he had no skin showing. He was spraying the fence with a white hose that…show more content…
I was following behind the group but stopped at the bottom of a set of stairs that lead inside the preschool. The teacher then turned around and called out to me to hurry up so I would not get hurt by the bugs. I remember snapping out of my thoughts and attempting to run up the stairs. On the second or third stair I remember seeing this wasp flying straight for me. I felt my adrenaline kick into gear and tried to run the other way, but it was too late. The wasp stung me on the middle finger of my left hand. I, of course, started to cry. The teacher then picked me up, brought me inside, and took care of the damage. After getting picked up and going inside my memory gets fuzzy. All I remember is being taken into a room with a kitchen play set and playing with the other kids that went inside with me and the young teacher. According to my mother, they took me to first aid and called her immediately to ask permission to administer medications. They also put me on the phone to help calm me down. I was monitored by the teacher for the rest of the day to make sure that I would not have an allergic reaction to the sting. This is where I would assume that the part of the memory with me playing in the kitchen set would have

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