Monday, March 9, 2009

Rant: Time for Hate Mail

Dear Daylight Savings Time change,
There are some things that must be said. Firstly, I hate you. It's harsh, but true. You mess with people and you whack out their internal clocks. It is your sole purpose and I resent it. 

Secondly, you are impossible to explain to little kids. They have questions about you that I cannot figure out how to answer. Why? Who? What? But what about....? They think I have just randomly decided to alter time. And they're convinced it's a trick so they have to go to bed earlier. Though that part's not a bad idea, it only comes back to bite me on the rear in the morning when the alarm clock goes off an hour earlier than I feel like it should.  

Thirdly, you are to blame for the cranky children that I had to pry out of bed this morning. HUH? WHAT? BUT IT'S STILL DARK OUTSIDE! NO, MOM, LET ME SLEEP! Also, for Maddie missing the bus as she sat in a sobbing heap on the floor because she could only find one of each of her sixteen different pairs of shoes.  No matching shoes, shorts that she "hates," and the "worst snack ever"packed in her backpack--and yes, daylight savings time change, I blame you. Because you stole an hour of my day and our quite necessary sleep, and probably all of the missing shoes, too.  It just seems like something you'd do. 

Till next time,


Deanna said...

Haha...I had to peel Tara out of bed this morning too. She was and still is convinced her alarm clock went off in the middle of the night because I pushed the buttons wrong last night at bedtime.

Jared Crookston said...

Noah was the same way this morning. Dad, how come we're going to school so early? School doesn't start yet, Dad, the sun's not up. On the other hand, I was able to get Noah and myself both out the door without the other two getting in the way.

The Richards said...

I'm so there with you. Even though the fall one was much harder because Caitlyn was waking up at 5 in the morning and I was not so happy, you know I like my sleep. Poor kids shouldn't have to wake up before the sun!

Ciana said...

Tom does the worst ever all the time. It is amazing that one thing like eating the wrong thing qualifies as the worst day ever. Even better is that he says it nearly every day. I only wish that having brussel sprouts for dinner was as bad as my days got.

The Lowe Family said...

i feel the same darn way. stupid time change. what the crap? it's like a knife in my eyes when i have to open them a WHOLE hour early. and it makes me even MORE mad to know i won't get that hour back for 6 more months....uhh.