Many people have fond memories of their childhood, and it seems for most folks, some of the earliest tend to revolve around he same things, like food, holidays, vacations and more.
A poll finds that 60% of people believe they remember their childhood with some sort of accuracy, although 20% admit seeing things through “rose tinted glasses.” As for how far back they can remember, most people say they can’t remember anything earlier than age four, with folks saying their earliest memory is age six.
So, what exactly are the most common childhood memories for most people? Well, topping the list is Christmas dinner, followed by going to the beach, and going to their grandparents’ house.Other early memories include:
- Hearing the ice-cream truck music
- Playing in the park
- Getting pocket money
- Buying penny sweets from the village shop
- Learning to ride a bike
- Playing playground games
- Getting a pet
Today is April 1st, which means it’s April Fools’ Day and people are going to try to pull pranks and jokes. And while we’re all for a funny, goofy prank, like giving someone a chocolate covered Brussels sprout and telling them it’s a chocolate truffle, some pranks go too far and could even hurt someone. So if you’re going to be a prankster today, play it safe and don’t pull these on anyone.
- Tell people you're pregnant- This prank is not cool because it plays on the emotions of the people who care about you, so don’t joke that you’re pregnant or that your girlfriend/wife/friend is pregnant.
- Tell everyone you're engaged- There are no shortage of fake “engagement” April Fools’ Day jokes on social media every year and it’s never funny. Again, you’re messing with people’s emotions and that’s not okay.
- Fake an illness or death- We shouldn’t even have to mention this one, but just in case you’re thinking of pretending you have some serious illness or that you died, please don’t. It’s just not funny.
- Tell your partner you're cheating- Not only is this really mean, it could really backfire, so no April Fools’ Day pranks about being unfaithful.
- Potentially mess with someone's job- Playing pranks at the office can help the day seem a little less boring, but play nice and don’t mess with anything that could affect someone’s job, like their email, their work, or their reputation.
- Tell everyone you and your partner broke up- This may seem like a good prank, right up until your mom and sister tell you how much they actually dislike your partner and they’re glad you broke up.
- Make someone eat something dangerous- It may be fun to trick someone into biting into what they think is a candy apple, only to discover that it’s actually a candied onion, but it’s not funny to try to make someone sick or get risky with food allergies.
- Play on their worst fears- If your bestie is deathly afraid of spiders, she’s not going to think a joke involving them is funny, so don’t go there, even on April Fools’ Day.
Plenty of couples have found that they started packing on a few extra pounds when they got involved and relationship weight gain is a real issue for lots of lovebirds. In the early days of a relationship, all those date night dinners and wine, skipping your morning workout for some extra snuggle time and keeping your sweetie’s favorite ice cream in the freezer make it easy to gain a couple pounds. So if you’re trying to keep your weight in check, try these tweaks to stay healthy while you’re in love.
- Switch up your date nights- Swap your usual date night burger and a beer for a yoga class or a long romantic walk together.
- Pick your meals out wisely- When you’re in a new romance, you’re probably going to be eating out more, so be smart about it. Keep in mind that lots of restaurant portions are much larger than they need to be and loaded with calories, so cooking at home can be a healthier option.
- Be careful what you snack on- Keep nutritious snacks around, like seeds, nuts and Greek yogurt and don’t feel like you have to take on your partner’s Pringles habit just because they’re in the house now.
- Sweat your S.O.'s way every now and then- Couples who workout together are more likely to stick to an exercise program, so give their sweat session a try sometime and let them help push you to work harder.
- Reconnect with your partner -Researchhas shown that happily married couples tend to sleep better, smoke less, participate in more healthy activities and maintain a healthy body weight, too. So be sure to focus on your relationship to keep it healthy also.