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Spring it or hate it?

March 13, 2012 - Kristy MacKaben
Funny how a simple little task like turning the clocks can really mess with your daily routine. Once you're a parent, I mean. As a 20-something right out of college, "Spring Forward" was a minor inconvience that meant you "lost an hour of sleep". Everyone at work would complain about the lost hour, and feel groggy and sluggish all day. As a mom Daylight Savings Time takes on a whole new meaning. It really is the time of year moms dread the most. "Fall Back" is my biggest pet peeve. While every childless person is gleeful about the extra hour of sleep, we moms are cursing the clock. Children have no concept of time. So, if they always rise at 6 a.m., they will undoubtedly awake at 5 a.m. during Daylight Savings Time "Fall Back." It takes weeks to get back on track. Spring Forward of course has the opposite effect, and many moms complain about the inability to get their kids to fall asleep at a decent time. They have no desire to go to bed at 8 p.m., when their internal clocks insist it is 7 p.m. So far this year, "Spring forward" has been pretty uneventful in our house, with the exception of the kids talking and laughing until a little after 9 last night. Could we be in the clear, and Julie and Johnny are just old enough to adjust? Let's hope so! But, tell us what you think about Daylight Savings? Personally, I think every state should do away with it like Arizona and Hawaii. There is truly no point to the outdated ritual anymore. What do you think?


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