As we reflect and bask in the glorious aftermath of a very successful World Cup of 2010, I am reminded of my very bad memory. Excuse the pun.
Whenever my sister and I would reminisce about growing up, she would sometimes mention people’s names, or situations that we found ourselves in, then I would hit a blank. Totally…
I find that especially now that we have moved away from our family, it is even worse. Maybe the saying: “out of sight, out of mind”, applies here. I forget birthdays and anniversaries, etc. In fact, last night at 23h15 I found myself in a panic. I was getting ready for bed when it suddenly it dawned on me that it could’ve been my parents wedding anniversary!
Obviously it was too late to phone them, and I would have been too embarrassed anyway. And for me to make the same mistake twice in one year, I fear would just be too much for my Mom! On 29 April at about 08h20, on my way to work, I call my Mom to wish her a great birthday. She disappointedly reacts: “My child, my birthday is tomorrow…” Oh my…
Ok, at least I wasn’t late…at least I didn’t forget it. I just had the date wrong! I forgot the date my Mom, (the one who gave birth to me) was born! OOPS!
So I need your help. If you are a family member of mine, or a friend, or my Mom, please send me your birthday and anniversary dates.
I used to have a birthday calendar, but alas it got lost in the move.
Please guys…I fear I might forget your important day and that just would not be good for my self-esteem. It would just be too much for me. I cannot promise a personal phone call…but with all the means of communication of late (email, sms or Facebook) I will try my utmost best to at least wish you well on your day of remembrance.
I will also try to follow my Gran’s advise of drinking parsley water…(I also suspect my lack of exercising plays a part)
Ok, what was I about to do now?