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.
I measure time by my grandmother's passing, though not as much as I used to when I was young.ReplyDelete
Never thought of measuring by throw up. I'm sure it's easy to remember though, for you and her.
I also measure time by books. "Oh, that happened when I was writing dragons." "Ah yeah, Halloween...I'd just finished Void." "November, ugh, let's not talk about November."
That baby's a future writer with that inventive way of thinking. :)ReplyDelete
Everything for me anymore is based on BB: before book. Like how much I used to enjoy life more before I started writing my book. It was 3 Christmas's ago that I was baking and making homemade Christmas presents; not anymore. I used to love jigsaw puzzles; now I have no down time. I used to keep in touch with ex-co workers, go to lunch, movies. Now I never leave my house. BB I used to take fun courses offered by the community college, now forget it.ReplyDelete
Yet, I can't stop. I can't stop writing. I think I'm possesed.
LOL! I measure things from my kids... that was before Chloe or that was after Bailey. LOL! I'm sure this week you were like, "Oh that was before Candi left... or When Candi gets back...." LOL! Glad to see she's back! Ic an't wait to get her take on Persuaded! LOL! i will make someone fall in love with Gregory! LOL! I Will! Muhahaha!ReplyDelete
I agree with Angie, get that child writing! I just love these glimpses into the mind of a child. Life through their eyes is truly an alternative dimension.ReplyDelete
Alternate dimension, I meant. Really, I did.ReplyDelete
Nat, let's not talk about November. :) Yes, I do the same as you with my books as well.ReplyDelete
Angie, she is a very creative thinker. For Christmas she actually did make me and my husband some books she wrote. It was really cute.
Tricia, my husband has BB time. Kasie, he says, remember when you used to talk to me? You know, BB, that was so nice. LOL
Jenni, she's not back and I'm dying. DYING. LOL And I love Gregory, Jenni, come one (he's just not my first true love LOL).
Linda, alternative, alternate, close enough. I knew what you meant. LOL It is fun to hear the inner workings of her mind.
Jenny, I meant "come on" not "come one" LOLReplyDelete
I love thinking about your comment and how we measure time. I do it from when my daughter married and left home almost three years ago, She was such a huge part of our lives so it is before or after that we think of things.ReplyDelete
THe throwing up must be her trauma:))
In my house it's Christmas. Two months since Christmas, or three months until Christmas, or four months ago was Christmas Eve. We run on a Christmas clock sometimes!ReplyDelete
Hmm... I also base it on my kids, but it is more based on events in their lives. That was before Cam lost his first tooth or that was after Parker started walking. Parker bases it on if it was before or after his older brother comes back from school. For him, everything revolves around his brother. It's so cute. :)ReplyDelete
Kasie, this post totally cracked me up! I was trying to read it to my aloud to my husband, but I was laughing too hard. :)ReplyDelete
Terri, I think you're right. Trauma is often a time indicator.ReplyDelete
Joanne, I love Christmas too.
Jenn, that is so cute about your son. I measure it like you do in a lot of ways too.
Renee, that's awesome. I'm glad I entertained you. My daughter entertains me, that's why I had to share.
I have been heard to say a time or two, "bc, bc, since the last time I talked to Kasie." So I think you can see how I measure time. BTW my phone is dead right now, and I need to find my charger. But I did get your message. Thanks!! I guess I need to go find Jenny's phone.ReplyDelete
She is going to have a hard time keeping track when she grows up and get pregnant.ReplyDelete