Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Daylight Savings is Evil
OK, that's an exaggeration but if you are a parent to children under five - you know what I'm talking about.
It's very nice to have the lighter nights I agree. However, this year they did it so early we have simply traded for dark mornings.
My six year old has grumpily greeted me every morning so far.
"Mum, we don't go to school in the night - stop being silly."
Monday morning I was up packing the lunch while the six year old and the 10 month old were still asleep. It is very hard not to wonder, if the baby isn't even up yet - what the hell am I doing up?
The baby is so mad about it she has stopped sleeping altogether. She simply stares at me with red-rimmed eyes as if to say - what's your deal lady and why are you putting me in my pajamas in the middle of the day?
Yesterday we woke up five minutes before we needed to leave for the school bus. I am both proud and ashamed to admit that we caught that bus. You can only imagine how well groomed the six year old was! Two gummies and a granola bar are a nutritional breakfast right?
The husband and I are trying to opt out. We have left most of our clocks on the old time and a few in reality so that we can comply with the little things, like the start of school and work. I think that should work out well.
Just for added fun, I spoke to Grandma yesterday. She lives in the UK and we visiting her soon. I was lamenting the fact that we would just recover from this and then have to deal with jet lag and an eight hour time difference. She gently tells me the clocks will 'spring forward' while we are there. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
They aren't doing it at the same time - is it a conspiracy?
I am not amused. A friend of mine summed it up beautifully in her facebook post:
Jessie had trouble explaining why her 6 year-old had to "go to bed in the day" last night. "It has something to do with farmers. Like back in the '50's, honey."