children's birthdays

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The truth is, you think you’ll remember every moment of your kids’ lives even though, much of the time, you don’t. Bizarrely, etched into the recesses of my mind is my phone number and address from childhood. But, for the life of me, I can’t draw out of cold storage a memory of my son losing his first tooth.