For the patients reading this that didn't grow up in the 90’s (your loss!), camcorders were all the rage in 1994. They were no iPhones, but they were finally handheld and affordable. Pretty much every 90’s baby has their first few years documented on a tiny little tape. Moving on; after a long night of cake, ice cream, and new toys, my parents decided to interview me on camera. Along with the usual questions of, “How was your birthday?” or “What is your favorite new toy?” they asked, “How old did you turn today?” My immediate answer? “I turned four!”
Surely I knew I was five, yet, whenever asked, I responded that I was four. The reasoning is caught on tape.
“I am four not five. I remember when [my brother] turned 5, and you made him start doing chores!”
I didn't truly think I was four, I just figured if I denied it, the responsibilities of a five year old wouldn’t be passed on to me. Of course, new chores started the very next day.
Adrian Stone - Scoliosis Therapy Manager