The other day, Julia and Genevieve and I went out for a walk and met some new down-the-block neighbors. They introduced themselves, we introduced ourselves, the girls told them how old they were, we chatted for a bit about life in our townhouse association, and then we went our separate ways.
When we got back home, I told Shannon that we'd met these new neighbors, but then realized that I had forgotten - despite my best efforts, including repeating their names when we met. Annoyed with myself, I asked Julia if she remembered their names. She gave me a "why are you asking such a silly question?" look and supplied two names. I jotted them down, not sure if she was right but leaning in that direction.
Today I received an email from these new neighbors and by golly, Julia was right. The kid's got a great memory.