My 3 boys and I

October 17, 2007

The 10-20-30 Meme

Filed under: meme — by my3boysandi @ 9:31 am

I was tagged by Mary when she realized I was in my 30’s 🙂

This meme started at author Mary DeMuth’s Relevant blog

Quick: What were you doing ten, twenty and thirty years ago?

Ten years ago–

I was 27. I was living in Auckland with my daughter (then 5) and My Trier 2. I was involved in a playgroup there. I was in the midst of arguing with the doctor that something was wrong with my son. It took another year for him to send me to the hearing clinic where we advised to start speech therapy. I was a solo mum for the 2nd time after having left my 1st abusive relationship a year ago.

Twenty years ago–

I was 17 🙂 I had left school this year. I was working in a plant nursery. Had a crush on a truck driver there and had what I will always class as my first real friend Carina. (She was murdered 3 years later). I remember the 1st week working there she came up to me and told me that working full time did get easier. Bless her. I also was taking driving lessons to get my car license. I had many many lessons – cost me a fortune – but finally I got my license.

Thirty years ago–

I was 7. I hated school. I was picked on right from the beginning. I remember one girl in particular who would pinch me and would threaten me that shed get her older brother to come and sort me out too.


I tag who ever is reading this and is 30 years old or

older be truthful 🙂

Here’s the idea, post your own 10-20-30’s, tag some friends, and link back to Mary DeMuth’s releventblog post.

Have fun!


  1. I’m only 28. It’s always fun reading about others though.

    Comment by lovestitches — October 17, 2007 @ 9:48 am |Reply

  2. Great 10-20-30, I especially love hearing what we were all doing in those particular years…1997, 1987, and 1977.

    I had my first daughter at age 22 also!

    Comment by Mary — October 17, 2007 @ 10:51 am |Reply

  3. Fun meme.

    Comment by Denise — October 17, 2007 @ 10:58 am |Reply

  4. Jen, I have another tag for you over at my blog. Hope you don’t mind.

    Comment by Tot's Mom — October 17, 2007 @ 2:57 pm |Reply

  5. I’m 30 and I’m qualified to play! LOL.

    Comment by Alice Teh — October 18, 2007 @ 2:20 am |Reply

  6. That is so cool that we are the same age!

    How things have changed.

    Comment by Leticia — October 18, 2007 @ 6:20 am |Reply

  7. i agree LS

    thanks Mary, Denise

    not at all TM 🙂

    yaye Alice look forward to reading your answers

    it was really interesting yours Leti and comparing our lifes

    Comment by my3boysandi — October 18, 2007 @ 7:15 am |Reply

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