I’ve always been forgetful when it comes to birthdays,
anniversaries, and other important dates. My friends know when they were
married, down to the exact minute, while I always confuse our actual date and
have to count up from my husband’s birthday to figure it out, since we were
married just days after. Still, I always have to ask my mom as a reminder,
since she remembers these things.
Yesterday I spent the day with my family, going to
breakfast, having fun, stopping at the park. Around 4 PM I called my mom to
check in with her and the first words out of her mouth were, “Happy fifth
“So that’s today?” I asked.
“Five years ago you two were married! Did you forget?”
Um, yes, and so had my husband. When I got home and told him
happy anniversary he laughed and said, “Are you sure it’s today?”
I told my best friend we had forgotten our fifth anniversary and she was
horrified. If her husband had forgotten he would have slept in the yard, she
We have two young children, I countered. We’re busy people
between work, kids, the park, and trying to find enough time in the day to
rest. That’s normal, isn’t it? (Please don’t answer unless you can agree).
Today I’m going to sit down and fill out my work calendar.
On it I will put my anniversary date, so that next year, I see it in writing
rather than just thinking that I will finally remember.
But for now, I’m blaming the kids. After all, it’s easy to forget things when you
aren’t getting much sleep, right?