I have a chalkboard on the wall in my kitchen. It's the motherboard - where the week's schedule is kept - the running grocery list of needs - and any random 'to do' type things.
I have a yahoo calendar where the same schedule is kept as well as the schedule for upcoming weeks. Said calendar is sync'd to my phone, as well as my husband's ipad.
I create a bazillion reminders to pop up and remind me of things - at work and at home. Set up for the meeting. Do flashcards with E. Call for someone's birthday.
I send myself emails to home from my work, and vice versa.
I carry a small notebook in my purse where I constantly jot things down.
I forget stuff ALL THE TIME.
I forgive myself because I'm human/I've over-extended myself/I'm distracted/life is busy/I'm getting old... you name it, there's a justification.
And yet? I'm angry when my children forget things. Like, to study for a social studies test before their baseball game (Warren), or to have me sign their assignment notebook before walking out the door (Elaine), or to unload yesterday's lunch box in a timely manner (BOTH OF THEM).
Is this fair? Probably not. They too are human, distracted and busy. BUT, and that's a big but (and I cannot lie), they are young. They have youth on their side. Their brains are more agile and fast and flexible and have tons of space for storage. (Because I'm a doctor, I totally know these things.)
I guess I have to give them a break too. Dangit.