It's interesting to me, the measurement of time. It's the year 2009 now. The world measures time based on the birth of Christ. Of course, I do as well, but I also measure time more personally, like by how many years I've been married, or by how old my firstborn is. More recently I measure time based on my father's death. I'll think things like, was that before dad died, or after.
My five year old daughter has her own personal time measurement system as well. It is based on the last time she threw up. Yes, really, it is. This morning she said, "Mom, remember when we went to the Cabin? You know, Mom, like way before I threw up in my bed." Before this it was when she threw up in her car seat. "Mom, remember when we went to the park? It was around the time I threw up in my car seat after ballet." It makes me laugh. I wonder why her mind chooses these points of reference from which to draw. Oh well, we all have events in our lives from which to measure the passing of time by. I guess she's chosen hers.