Thank you so much for your most interesting early memory. Your recall for an event that you experienced at such a young age is incredibly detailed and complex. Your memory is quite distinctive in its inclusion of metacognitive reflection on your motivation and your acceptance of your mother's response. Many people think that young children are concrete in their thinking to the exclusion of abstract reasoning. Your example illustrates how a very young child can begin to reason abstractly, as they reach beyond the concrete reality they know.
Thanks again for sharing such a wonderful early memory.

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