I've posted a few stories, and have commented more than once that I seem to remember every wetting experience that I observed or had in my life. But I don't think that's entirely accurate.
I remember in grade 6, aged 12, we had some free time at the end of a lesson, and were allowed to sit in groups and talk. At lunchtime that day, a younger grade 3 boy had wet his pants in the playground, and a boy in our group, Paul, had taken him to the toilet to help him. So naturally, wet pants at school was the topic of choice we discussed. The teacher intervened, and warned us not to be mean, as the boy involved was only young and accidents happen.
"You boys would've all had accidents when you were younger" she told us as she moved onto the next group, who were probably discussing the same thing.
Now I had still experienced a few accidents up to age 11 (with another one to come) but always at home or the like, never at school. And I wasn't going to tell my friends that I had wet my pants only a few months earlier.
I remarked "Well I may have wet myself before, but never at school!"
As soon as I said that, 3 boys straight away called me a liar. I denied lying, but the debate continued. Paul said "You did. You wet yourself in Prep." (At my school, Prep was started at age 5, before grade 1.) He continued, "Remember, I had to take you to the toilet and help you with your shoelaces!"
I didn't remember, and although his 2 friends were backing him up, I kept denying it. Eventually the teacher had to tell us to quieten down. I cracked it, and went to another group.
But the seeds of doubt were sown.
I have spent years trying to recall what should have been a big deal, but I only have 2 small memories, and I'm not even sure that they ARE memories, and not something my imagination has come up with.
I do seem to remember being in the toilet block with Paul, and me absolutely bawling my eyes out and screaming while he was telling me not to be silly. I also remember giving mum a plastic bag with some clothes in it as I had needed to get changed at school.
Now I don't recall if that was related to this occasion or not, and a change of clothes at school did not always relate to wet pants. If you got overly muddy in the playground or spilled your lunch over yourself you were given a change of shirt or pants (or dress) as required.
So did I or not? I'd love to know. If I did, then what happened that made me block the entire thing out. I mean, I'm sure some teasing would have occurred, and I know that other kids that had accidents were reminded about them, sometimes for years afterwards, sometimes good naturedly but mostly not. If something terrible happened, then why didn't it put me off wetting for life as a negative experience? If it wasn't traumatic then why have I blocked it.
Now I don't want people to dredge up bad experiences with abuse or molestation, but I gotta ask, do you have or suspect you might have a repressed memory?