I have two early ones. I don't know which is first, but they are probably within months of each other. Both occurred when I was approximately 2-3
years old, since in both I can recall seeing my brother as a baby.
In one, I am sitting on the floor of the living room, colouring some Sesame Street pictures with my mom, while my dad is sitting in a chair, maybe
reading or something, while my brother is in one of those baby carrier things nearby. I can still remember holding a two-inch brown pencil crayon
after doing Snuffleupagus and thinking Geez, that's a lot of brown I just used :p
The other one isn't so fun. It was just after dinner. My parents and brother (in high chair) are sitting at the table finishing up, and I must have
already been done, because I was wandering around the kitchen. I walked over near the stove and looked up at the burners. I distinctly remember
thinking along these lines: ":Okay, the burner is black. When it is red, that means it is hot and I should not touch it. When it is black, it is
not turned on. BUT, it was used recently for cooking, so I wonder if it is still hot?" Guess what I did to test my theory? :p My parents saw what
I was doing at the last second, and charged forward to stop me, but they were too late and I burned my hand
Then I remember them doing stuff
like putting it under cold water in the sink and crying because it hurt.
I have one more, but I am not certain if it is a dream or a real memory, but it could be real; if so, it would have happened earlier than these,
perhaps when I was a year or a year and a half old. I am in a room, playing with one of my favourite toys, and my mom and her sister are talking
nearby. This may have been while we were in California for a month, since my dad did some work at Berkeley university at about that time (the whole
family went, though it was just me and my parents then) and my aunt lives in San Diego. Alternately, it might have just been my aunt visiting us,
since the toy I was playing with is a little large to bring on a trip like that, though it could have been done. It's too vague for me to be sure
it's real, though.