It’s happened more times than I like to admit. While I make a mad dash for the door for __________ (Junior League meeting, girl’s night out, volunteering), bewildered husband looks on, and the following spirited (ahem!) exchange occurs:
“Where are you going again?”
“I have my Junior League board meeting tonight. Remember, I told you yesterday, when you were watching that movie and trying to fix the server?”
“I thought you just had a Junior League meeting?”
“That was the general meeting. This is the board meeting. You know that. They are always the third Wednesday of the month. Bye. Love you!”
Just between you and I, I may or may not have actually told him the night before, but it really wouldn’t have mattered, because he wouldn’t have heard me anyway. If he was busy, and if he hadn’t indicated that he had registered the information by mumbling a relevant response, then I can assume he never heard me.
So I started writing my appointments on the dry erase calendar on the kitchen wall. Trouble is, he never checks it. And neither, for that matter, do I. Not often enough, anyway.
Enter Cozi. It’s cute. It’s convenient. It’s free. This friendly, easy to use site allows you to create customized family calendars and send them to your husband and other family members by email/phone or both. I love that you pick a color for each family member, so that their schedules are color coded and you can see if you’ve accidentally double booked someone. It also allows displays regular schedules, like school drop off and pick up times, weekly classes, etc. On Sunday, it emails me and my husband, and I remind him to read it and study it, so he isn’t surprised to learn that he is supposed to pick Eva up from preschool on Thursday, or that Lola’s school has a parent event Friday morning.
Genius. Now we are going to have to find something else to argue about. 🙂