How do you keep track of your friend's babies/children? I'm looking for some kind of system to remind me of names, ages, and birthdates for the small humans that my large human friends have brought into the world.
I'm not the best with names, even with adults. And I'm of an age where most of the adults in my age group have, or are having kids.
I don't tend to interact with the kids very often, but when I do, it's super awkward when I don't remember their names. For some of the kids, I'd also like to keep a better track of when their birthdays are (because one of the (many) joys of childfreedom is being able to spoil your friend's
kids). I'd also like to be able to engage the parents in conversations about how their kids are doing, because I really do care, I just struggle with telling them all apart.
These small humans, that I have no interest in contacting directly, and who don't for the most part have email addresses or facebooks or phone numbers, don't warrant (in my mind) entries in Google Contacts which is where I keep track of my adult friends. And anyways, that wouldn't show me their relationships to the parents. I could start a spreadsheet, but that wouldn't give me neat reminder features.
I feel like Google Glass will be able to do all of this for me some day, but until I can afford it/don't have to worry about physical assault for wearing them in public... really, what I want is a salesforce.com-ish CRM (
Child Relationship Management) system for the little wee-ones. Ideally something that I can access from my phone so that I can quickly look up the family details when I am preparing to see someone I know. Does anything like that exist?
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