You know how when you were a kid you used to roll your eyes when the adults would say things like “time just seems to be flying by.” Now – horror of horrors – WE are the ones saying these things.
Time of course, is NOT going any faster now that it ever has; it just seems that way.
Unfortunately if you happen to be a dog, then time really does fly by. If you were a dog you could say things like that and the other dogs around you would be like “I KNOW! I feel like I’ve aged seven years too!!”
I recently discovered there is an area of my home that is living in a dog year-like time warp. It’s the Sick Box. Some of you might have a medicine cabinet, but at our house we put all the over-the-counter medicine in a plastic box with a lid and a sticker on the outside that says “SICK BOX.” Last week I was digging around in there for something I could take for a cough and found nearly EVERYTHING was expired!
Either no one at our house is getting sick enough to use up these items before they are outdated or I inadvertently purchase only expired medicine. I’m not kidding. All of it was expired. Wait – I guess the cough drops were still good, but that’s only because I couldn’t find an expiration date on them!
My excursion into the Sick Box left me with a bit of nostalgia as well. There were Tums that expired shortly after my babies were born. Both of them. There are a couple of rolls that are as old as my daughter and a few more that are the same age as my son. Why I kept the first rolls when the second pregnancy occurred is anyone’s guess.
Unless you are an OTC conspiracy theorist I guess all of it needs to go, however I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Until I can get to the store to restock, I kept anything that was less than five years passed the expiration date.
An empty Sick Box is just too sad for words…