Forgetful should be my name. "Hello, my name is Mrs. Forgetful, I will be teaching you handwork today."
we went to the public pool this afternoon and I ran into 2 women who were my clients in the past and I FORGOT their names entirely, no actually completely. One woman I couldn't even place where I knew her from and she was a woman that I spent 24 hours with during labor. When she approached me I knew she was someone in my birth world, I just didn't know from where...Le Leche League? mom and baby playgroup? Birth circle? Midwifery conference? Doula client? Midwifery client? Bradley Student? I just couldn't place her.
She said "Hi Narsingh how are you?" "Oh, Hi how are you?" "It Laura, remember me? 24 hour birth." "Oh yes of course I do!" OOPS!!!! "How is your husband?" "Mark is fine"
"You look different" "Well I lost 50 pounds and I'm not pregnant"
"yah that will do it!"
Yah I felt like a dork!
The other woman I did remember her story, but I couldn't remember her name. I think the only reason I remembered her birth was because her husband left her during the labor and didn't come back....such a sad story! Granted these women were in my life 1 and 3 years ago.
I hate that I never remember names!
My students in school are going to see me during the summer and I won't remember who they are! Oh God, someone save my memory!