As I've said before, I'm convinced that motherhood kills your brain cells. It's certainly done a number on my memory cause I can't seem to get anybody's name straight in my household. I don't know how the hell that Duggar family does it when I can't even keep track of the four of us!
Back when I was a teacher, I was THE BOMB at remembering names -- students, parents, teachers, I knew 'em all. Now though? I suck. Like, big time suck. It's bad enough that I mix up my neighbors' names every now and then, but it's even worse when it's my own family. In fact, I sometimes call my kids the dog's name and the dog the kids' names. I spent a solid ten minutes trying to call the dog into the house from the backyard recently before I realized that I was shouting my son's name out the back door. No wonder he looked at me like I was a complete jackass when he finally came inside.
I can't even imagine how I'll keep track of everyone the older that I get either. Someone should really come up with a system for that -- name tags? Tattoos? Lobotomy? Whatever it may be, go ahead and sign me up. Or else everyone will just be referred to as "Hey, you!" from here on out.....