I have 4 children (some would say 5 if you count the husband!) and that’s a lot of social lives to organise. Because I rarely do the school run (God bless our nanny) I’m a bit rubbish with the names of the parents of my younger 2’s friends. In fact, the older 2 have started new schools and get themselves to and from school once they’ve been dropped at the train station – so I’m quite rubbish with the parents of their new friends too!
I started saving all of their friend’s parents’ (generally Mums) names in my phone with a cross reference to the child’s name. But now the kids have friends with the same names. So I have to put in:
The Mum’s name
Their child’s name
The name of my child to whom this friend relates
Honestly – it’s logistically crazy, and my contacts are overflowing!