What Kind of Person Forgets Her Own Anniversary?
This kind, apparently. Today I woke up and looked at the calendar and thought, Hmm, June 22nd. June 22nd…. I know that date means something. Oh!
Today is my anniversary. My husband and I have been married for 19 years. And we both forgot. For the first time ever. What does it mean!?!?
A. I no longer wear a watch that shows the date.
B. I have a really bad marriage.
C. Children’s sports schedules have wrecked my home life.
D. I’m trying to suppress all memories of my wedding day.
E. I have dementia.
F. The honeymoon is over, as they say.
G. The car is in the shop for the second time in two weeks; we hosted two kids’ parties in the last four days; Middle goes to sleepaway camp on Sunday; Eldest starts summer tennis today; and I spent the whole weekend obsessing about the chocolate pudding* I was going to make for Father’s Day dinner, so I’ve been really, really distracted.
Answers: A, C, G, and maybe a little bit of E on particularly bad days.
And to think that last year, when my mother forgot her anniversary, I actually made fun of her.
*Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding from that giant Gourmet cookbook. Worth every second of whisking.