Spring Ahead Suckers.
I really dislike the whole spring-ahead/fall-back thing. I’m especially annoyed that it now happens in November and March, rendering the whole time change thing rather moot. All the running around for a meezly 4 months. Why bother? It leads me to think about moving to a state that does not partake in such insanity. Like Arizona and Hawaii. Obviously, they are smarter people. (The weather is better too.)
I hated the whole time-change-thing even when I was single, but I would just sleep in or go to bed earlier to make up for the lost hour of sleep. However, now that I have a toddler, I don’t get to make it up. Nope. That lost hour is lost forever. Bye-Bye beauty sleep, which is why I look like crap. (Even though it hasn’t happened yet, I still look like crap just stressing about it.)
Plus, it reeks havoc on the aforementioned toddler. Up early, down late, up late, down early. It is a freaking circus. Or a bad aerobics class. One or the other. (Though Isis Parenting has some tips on how to handle it.)
I know many big-wig companies lobbied for it. Maybe some environmental groups. But seriously? 4 months? I think there is even a study about how the changes cause more accidents because people get confused.
Am I confused? Maybe. But I do know that I’m definitely annoyed. Especially when I have to change all the clocks in the house – a total of 14. Yet somehow I always forget about the one in the car.
I live green and support the concept of the daylight savings making the world more green, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be ticked off in the process.
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