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So today, dd (nearly 2.5 years old) wanted to hear stories at lunchtime and requested that I choose the books and surprise her. Since we have recently moved to a new home, many of our books are still in various boxes and piles around the house, and I knew dd would appreciate my selecting some that had been out of rotation for a while. Among the books I chose, I included an old favorite, Polar Bear, Polar Bear I can't say exactly how long it had been since I last read it to her, but it had been a verrrry long time. When I began to read, she looked up at me with one of those pensive expressions that seems to say, "How exactly am I going to tell you what I'm thinking right now?" and said, "We did this one before Max's party." You know that blank feeling, like, "What the h*** is she talking about???" First I had to remember who Max is (preschool friend), then I had to remember his party (last December) and finally, to figure out why my reading this book to her before his party would stick in her mind. At last, I recalled that when we arrived at the JCC, the rain was teeming and I wanted to wait until it subsided before leaving the car. So I pulled dd out of her car seat in the back, sat her next to me up front, and read her the few board books we had in the car until the rain let up. It just always interests me that THEY remember and I don't! Share your most recent (or most amazing) memory story! I have one about my son, too, but I'll save it for later.