When Husband and I were first married, we had many conversations that began like this. I have a pretty extensive extended family that I was very close to. One aunt would host a week long "summer camp" for all the cousins, every year and most times it fell around my birthday.
Anyway.... when we were engaged and first married, I tried to relate these stories of my youth to Husband about my aunts, uncles, cousins, first, second and thrice removed, grandparents, etc... and the poor guy had to work so hard to keep them straight. Not really his fault, mind you. I have the bad habit of assuming he can read my mind (I knew we should have registered for that crystal ball!) and the added difficulty of having two aunts on either side of the family both called "Jeri".
Well, these past few months, I have felt like a newlywed again. The number of times he has had to ask "...and who is Suzanne again? Where is Barbara from? Is MammaLlama the one you met for coffee at the bookstore or coffee at the coffee shop?" He even complained one day," It's just like learning your relatives all over again!"
I need to think of a way to make it easier on him. A chart? Maybe a diagram? How about a labeled picture book?
Funny though... he seems to know which teams traded what players, who drafted that guy in whatever round and which position they play at the drop of a hat! (I love you sweetie!)
Maybe a cleverly printed "sports page" with all of your pictures and stats:
Name: Margaret in Minnesota
Born: to be a Mom
Height: tiny (but she's got spunk!)
Position: Writer, Humorist
Experience: 2 boys, 3 girls
Bats: 1.000 (a thousand)
Writes: incredibly well!
Team: Minnesota Mom
Position: Crafter, Nature Lover
Experience: 3 boys
Passing: along great information!
Rushing: to the window to greet the little birds.
Team: By Sun and Candlelight
Do you think the rest of you could try to look a little more surly? Maybe smear some mascara on your cheekbones? Thanks!