Inspired by Joe Brainard's "I Remember"
I remember that King of Queen's was on TBS from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m every weekday afternoon.
I remember rotating which stuffed animal I slept with every night so none of them felt neglected.
I remember the way Cheez Its got stuck in the metal brackets on my molars.
I remember the smell of wooden bleachers in moldy gymnasiums.
I remember when someone threw up on Bus 81 and how Fred the Bus Driver pulled the bus over because he had to throw up too.
I remember PictoChat.
I remember not knowing how to talk to my grandma when she was dying.
I remember crying really hard when she died even though I didn't really talk to her.
I remember saying two Hail Mary's, two Our Fathers, and the Act of Contrition.
I remember asking my mom to read the Little Mermaid book in Sebastian's voice.
I remember cafeteria chicken nuggets and buttered corn.
I remember peeing myself while I was sledding.
I remember rainbow fish wallpaper in pediatrician’s offices.
I remember that my orthodontist called me sweet pea and asked me about softball.
I remember throwing up on my pajama shorts after eating Friendly’s mozzarella sticks.
I remember wondering what old people did all day.
I remember not understanding the death penalty.
I remember wanting to cry after I saw a penis for the first time.
I remembering leaving a note for the aliens that I thought came into my house every night.
I remember my half-moon nightlight.
I remember freshly vacuumed carpets on Saturday mornings.
I remember bleeding through my pad onto my friend’s aunt’s porch swing.
I remember asking my third grade teacher why the pope didn’t do anything during the Great Depression but realizing I really meant to say Holocaust.
I remember the smell of 8th grade boys' deodorant mixing with their sweat.
I remember camisoles under Aeropostale t-shirts.