The time I was baptized.
I was 8 years old, September 1996. My daddy baptized me. I had my cute white dress on, may hair freshly cut into a bob style (my poor daddy didn't know what else to do with it :]). I don't remember who filled the font with water but they forgot to add hot water was SO cold. I made it to the second step and would not go any farther. My daddy had to turn around, pick me up and place me in the water. Then I was so short that the water came up to my neck. To be fully submerged I just had to squat.
I was young but I won't ever forget that day. I was so happy and knew what I was doing was the right thing. Afterwards, I wanted to do a special musical performance and sing hymn "I am a Child of God" ... This is how I discovered I don't like speaking in public. I went to the pulpit and froze, no words came out. I flagged my daddy down after a minute of silence and made him come up to sing with me. A+ for him.
The time I was invited to join band.
It's 5th grade, the year is coming to a close. The teachers come from the Middle and High school to give us some test. I honestly don't know what it is but I was nerdy enough to be excited about taking a test. It ended up being a type of music placement test of sorts. I must have scored high enough because I was given an invitation to join the middle school band. EXCITING! I am not an athlete. I am not coordinated enough for such antics, no matter how much I try. So to finally figure out where I fit in, and was invited, was heavenly. I played the Clarinet for 7 years. I stopped during college (sold it to buy books) but have just acquired a new one. Looks like I will be getting back in touch with at least one part of my childhood. :)
The time I placed in an advanced reading class ... and didn't know it.
There was this time in 3rd grade, every day when we had our reading hour I and a few other students would be taken out to read together. No one ever talked to me about it just pulled me out. I thought it was because I was behind somehow. I didn't feel dumb but I had no idea what my regular class was reading. Well, it turns out it was an advanced placement reading class. I was reading high school level literature in third grade. I wish I still felt that smart now that I am an adult.....