Saturday, November 03, 2007

Forgetfulnes

There exists a task that I fail to complete on a consistent basis. It's a trivial task that is super easy and only takes 2 seconds to do--I just always forget to do it. Andrew started getting sick of reminding me, so he taped a note to our bathroom vanity. It says, "DYTYPT?"

I won't tell you what it stands for. You'll have to ponder that on your own. What I will tell you is that Andrew is getting really good at saying DYTYPT and doesn't get annoyed at reminding me anymore because he enjoys saying DYTYPT so very much.

I will also tell you that when Andrew was little there was a sign in the bathroom that read WFW. That means, "Wipe, Flush, Wash." Apparently that sign stayed up for quite some time because Andrew couldn't remember to WFW after doing his business.

There was also a sign by the front door, I believe, that said, "Did you change your underwear today?" That sign was shorter lived than WFW. Probably because it was much more easy for all of Andrew's little friends to understand, which in turn gave Andrew more motivation to remember to do what the sign said, without having the sign there.

We will probably have notes like that set all over our house if Rachel is anything like the two of us.

In fact, we should probably tape notes to Rachel herself to help us remember things. There are a lot of things that would be most useful:

WYCMP: Will you change my messy pants?
DYRW: Did you remember wipes?
DFMT: Don't forget my toys!
PMSOBWGOD: Put my sweater on before we go outside, dad!

There are just so many things that we forget to do for her. I wonder if she likes sticky notes.

6 comments:

  1. andrew doesn't want anymore little ones running around yet???? Rachel could always use a sibiling...

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  2. You're a quick one. We figured that I might just take after you. Really, 10 months apart is a little close together, don't you think?

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  3. at the time...yes... it was too close together... now? I love it!!!!

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  4. I had that very same problem, Matt was constantly reminding me (yeah, the kid who forgets everything can remember that) and we'll probably go through the same process in a few months again--I like that sign idea though, I'm going to implement some in our home :)

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  5. Funny! I swear, Joe forgets everything, even his own medicine, but he would never, ever, let me forget that! I'm also sure that Rachel would love post-its, especially if she can get them to her mouth!

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  6. Nancy tell Andrew it's in your genes......you could have 3 in 36 months.....or two at one shot?????

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