Ooh, 7 kids! We're just over halfway there!
Yeah, especially since my husband really wants to get posted overseas next, or "at least" Alaska. Heh. Who knows. People in his line of work usually end up in California or elsewhere in the western U.S. My second daughter is more of an extrovert than my oldest. She's great at remembering names, too. My oldest? "Mommy, I have a new best friend at <activity>!" Me: "Oh, really? What's her name?" Emily: "I don't know." Whereas my second, as we arrive at an activity. "Hi, Adam! Hi, Eric! Hi, Thomas! Hi, Maddie! Hi, Whitley! Hi, Emma!" I swear she knows the name of every child in her class and most of her sister's, too. Emily will ask Jenny for the name of a kid in Emily's class! And then of course the two of them together are braver than either alone.
Fortunately, we just moved into a house with two little girls their age next door! The kids have all been having a ball and the transition has been made much easier. Unfortunately, the two little girls are going to South America for the entire summer (to visit their mom's family).
So we won't have them around for the summer, but at least they'll be back and they'll be around the rest of the time!