Every new school year in my history classes I would run through a little list-making activity during the first week: a list of how many ways my students could think of measuring time outside of a calendar or a watch. They always came up with some good ones, things I hadn't thought of yet. Today I realized that I've had a good one all these years, but never actually thought to add it to the list until today. It's called the "before-this-orange-juice-expires...-[fill in the blank]-will-happen" way to measure time. I can't even remember how long I've been playing this game in my head. For a long time.
Before this orange juice expires, we'll have a new baby in our house.
Quite honestly, this game just freaked me out today. Because really, it doesn't seem like it takes all that long for orange juice to expire. We generally drink it up well before the expiration date, but still. I HAVE A LOT TO DO BEFORE THIS PARTICULAR CARTON OF ORANGE JUICE EXPIRES.