Sunday, January 9, 2011


Probably everyone has called someone by the wrong name.

It can get sticky - you call your husband by an old boyfriend's name - use your dog's name instead of your mother-in-law's - it can be awkward to say the least.

My mother, for my entire life, called me by my older sister's name.

And as a mother, I have generally gone through all three of my kids' names until I hit the upon the right one.

But now I am in a much deeper quandary.

Right now I have Josephine, Roo, Triple-A, Rachael, Renegade, Samuel, Najale, Sally, Sofi, Delilah, and Pandora.

I confuse Triple-A and Josephine, because they are mother and daughter, and have almost identical markings.

Samuel, Sofi, Sally - I'm sorry, all the S's just run together.

Roo is pretty easy to remember.

So for the moment, when I go out to the pasture, I simply go through every one's names, and hope that they can at least hear their name in there somewhere.


McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

I am sooooooooooooooooo jealous!!! I love horses soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!! I want one so so so badly! And as far as names go I do the same when Ekemona is around all his boy cousins... its like my tongue is falling out of my mouth! And my mom calls me by my older sisters name 83% of the time and it drives me nuts!!! This was a funny post and I think everyone can relate!