Nov 24, 2009


It's been well documented here that I often leave myself voicemail messages at work and home to remind myself to do things later. I also jot notes to myself all the time ... I have Post-its in my purse, on my bedside table, in the kitchen, at my desks at work and home, in my bathroom drawer, in the sunglasses holder in my car. And that's not even a complete list.

I just remind myself about things all the time, and luckily 96 percent of the time, I get it right when it comes time to do whatever it was I was supposed to do.

The boys -- Nathaniel in particular -- are great about reminding me how bad my memory is. We have lots of conversations where I say something like, "Oh, I forgot to empty the dehumidifier when we left today. I'll have to do it tonight when we get home." And Nathaniel will say, "YOU'D BETTER WRITE THAT DOWN." I can't tell you how many times some version of that exchange is uttered in a week's time.

So last Friday night after work:

Grayson: "Hey, you need to come in the kitchen and see Nathaniel's note."

Me: "What note? Did Miss H. send a note home?"

Grayson: "Just come see."

And I walked in there and picked THIS up:

"Log on to milk roks . com."

Nathaniel explained to me that at lunch, he'd noticed a promotional note on his milk carton: Go to and you can register for a free copy of Bakugan for the Wii (a game he really wants). And so that he wouldn't forget to do it, when he got back to his classroom, he grabbed a scrap piece of paper and made a note to himself.

Internet, I believe that is what Oprah Winfrey calls A FULL CIRCLE MOMENT.


Megan Lauriana said...

Aww! That is so cute!

Wade's World said...

Too cute! I have to leave messages on our home answering machine all the time. Don't feel alone!

Sarah T. said...

That's awesome. Does he surf the web?

melanie (big Jake's Mom) said...

I am impressed. You must be so proud!

Lisa said...

Josh has done that before, too. He has post its beside his bed to remind himself of whatever he wants/needs to do in the morning, like finish a book or pick up the basement.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

SET, yes, for things he's really interested in. Like registering for free Wii games.

Lisa, I didn't know Josh does that! That's cute.

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