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Quick: What's your first memory? Is it pleasant or mundane or a little fuzzy? I've been thinking a lot about memories lately as my son is getting toward the age when our long-term memories first start to stick. I often wonder what his will end up being: Zipping down the sidewalk on his bike? Lining up cars in the family room? Snuggling with me to read books at bedtime? I can only hope that it reflects the fun and joy that we normally have in life.
And, I find it somewhat fitting that my son is starting to gain memories at the point where I am starting to lose my memory big time.
Back to the fear of leaving this room.
In case you missed this research, walking through a doorway is like a "mental wipe." We've all had it happen to us: You enter a room, only to forget what you came into the room for. Then, when you go back to your original destination, you remember what you wanted (hopefully; some times it is lost forever).
So, now you know: Blame it on doorways.
But, since we are not moving to a one-room house anytime soon, I am looking for ways to improve my memory. And, at the same time, I hope to help my son make some better memories in the process.
What did you forget today? Tell me in the comments.