Daylight Savings And The Illusive Extra Hour

SunriseTonight is the night… We get an extra hour of sleep!  Yay!

Oh, wait.  No I don’t.  I have a 4 year old who doesn’t know how to tell time.  His tiny little internal clock is already ticking down the minutes until ‘crawl in mommy’s bed and annoy her to the point of giving up and getting up’ time.  Then, tomorrow evening will be ‘I’ve been up an extra hour and can’t wind down’ time.

And so it begins… the vicious process of getting the internal clocks of the tiny people reset so that the world can continue spinning in (relative) harmony.  For about a week.  That’s about all it will take before it’s completely dark here by the time we get home in the evenings.

Super.  Tired and cranky after dark much?  Mine are.

So I ask you this… why Daylight Savings Time?  Why must we continue messing with the clocks twice a year?  Can’t I ignore it and pretend it isn’t happening?

At least most of my clocks will change on their own.

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6 Responses to Daylight Savings And The Illusive Extra Hour

  1. I hate “fall back.” I wish we could just leave the clocks where they are and be done. We have electricity now and we aren’t farmers. 😛

  2. Julie W says:

    I don’t like DST. It takes at least 2 weeks for me to get used to it. I have never quite been able to understand it, I wish they would just leave it alone. But, it is nice having that extra hour of sleep in the fall 😉

  3. Hope Ruggieri says:

    My kids wake up and raring to go 15 minutes after their normal wake up time! Well – it was an extra 15 minutes at least!

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