Trust vs Mistrust
My mom and a big array of aunts, uncles, and cousins were with me during this period of time. My dad was away doing something in Indonesia and so I didn't see him a lot when I still an infant. If he did come back he would try to play with me but I didn't really know who he was so I would either cry or reach for my mom. My first word was said when I was 7 months old and I took my first steps when I was ten months old.
Autonomy vs Shame
When I turned 2, I went around the house and I basically drew on everything. My dad was around me and my mom a lot more often. They had their traditional wedding wedding in 2001 but I don't even remember it. My grandfather on my mothers side also died during this year and my mom was really sad for a long period of time. By this time I didn't want to sleep with my mom anymore so I got my own room. I only had to sleep alone for 2 months because before when turned three my parents and I immigrated to the United States. We moved to Takoma park and lived with my uncle until my mom and dad had saved enough money to move out on their own.
Initiative vs Guilt
When I was 4 my parents bought me a toy car that kids could get into and "drive". It was my favorite toy and I used it everyday because I felt like I was an adult every time I was in it. I made friends with the kids next door and I often invited them over so that we could all play with the car. I went to kindergarten at 5 and I had a best friend whose name was Michelle. When I was 6 my parents finally moved away from takoma park and we moved into lanham. Not long after my first sister was born and I named her Michelle (middle name).
In lanham I started first grade in Gaywood elementary school. I made friends like Gianna and Alysa (who are still my friends today). Pretty soon I was recruited to be in the talented and gifted program. I had my first boyfriend in first grade. We had a fake wedding complete with a candy ring on the playground during recess. My parents where always asking me about my homework and I would sometimes try and say I didn't have nay or I would do the homework at school so I wouldn't have anything to do at home. When I turned 8 my parents, my sister and I moved to Gaithursburg and my second sister was born. Only two years later we came back to Lanham.