Friday, June 18, 2010

It is entirely possible for a memory to exist outside the body...

Mine has two legs and huge milk-chocolate eyes. Mine has an audio function that says, "It's 9 o'clock- remember you were going to make eggs?" I had a discussion with my 7 year old, Wyatt, about remembering to wear socks with his new shoes.  My memory volunteered chiming, "I will help you remember, I'll just say, 'Wyatt, remember you need to wear socks because your shoes will get stinky!'" It's like having a living, breathing sticky-note available at my every whim. As time goes by I rely on it more and more. Like "Ask Cha-Cha" of the text world, but better. This one follows me around offering tidbits that I have forgotten, like reading daily devotions during breakfast, reminders to pray at every meal. Sorry, people, this one's the prototype, it's been in test mode for 5 1/2 years, but you can create one on your own, just log onto and type "birdsandbees" in the search bar.


  1. Hahaha! I love that. I have a 7 year old model of my own, that insists I remember to feed the cats and play games and generally not take life too seriously. What would I do without him? :)

  2. Great piece, Leah! I giggled because it's so true...and so accurately described. Of course, with my 8 year-old, the reminders always involve my "forgottens" and not his, but all in all, the memory capacity of his brain is far beyond mine these days...and for that matter, so is my 6 year-old daughter's as well!