Counting on my Fingers

I count on my fingers all the time.  People make fun of me all the time.

Here’s an example:  I almost always have to count on my fingers to figure out the month when reading dates.  If I see a date 8/12/1854, I have to count on my figners to know that 8 is August.  My wife thinks this is silly, that everyone can see a date and automatically assign a month to the number. 
January, February, October, November & December are easy because they’re on the ends. I know them.  May is easy because it’s my birthday month so I’m always writing it.  But the others, particularly June, July, August, & September, have not yet earned themselves a permanent place in my memory.
so what do you think?  Am I just stupid or do you count using your fingers, too?

4 comments to Counting on my Fingers

  • Tara

    I don't use my fingers but I often have to think about the month # that goes with the right month. But, I am also the person that has a calender on the wall & one in my purse at most times. Flipping the calender months is seriously one of my favorite things to do as the month end approaches!

  • i do the exact same thing…. but i'm stupid.

  • If it makes you feel better I don't automaticallly know left from right. I still have to think about that one everyone time.

  • I use my fingers for counting other things… you're definitely NOT stupid! Everyone's brains work differently.