Monday, March 10, 2008

Just a Small Rant

I can't help it. I really can't.

Daylight Savings Time (DST) makes me crazier than a hound dog in a chicken factory!

For days I go around looking at the clocks thinking, "I know it says it's 3:00, but it's really 2:00-so I don't have to start on this... yet". I can't get my kids to bed now before the clock says 10 or 10:30 -because their little bodies think it's only 9 or 9:30. Not to mention that their real bed time starts at 8:30- which their bodies currently think of as 7:30 when the clock says 8:30. That's not to mention the taxing of my capabilities when the alarm goes off 3 times a week at 5:00 am- yes that's AM PEOPLE- 5:00 am for me to go to the gym--- and my body thinks it's really 4:00 am- yes, that's AM AGAIN PEOPLE!! I haven't written my post yet about why (dear Lord, why) I am going to the gym 3 times a week at 5:00 AM- actually the dear Lord is why- but we'll get to that later.

WHEW! Not to mention that I read somewhere that the whole idea was started to SAVE CANDLES- for pity's sake. Now, not that I'm against those of us who are still lighting our homes with candles- don't get me wrong- but what are the odds that people who live that way even OWN A CLOCK?!?! Oh yeah, and then there's that nifty little thing called research, that proves that it doesn't even save money and time- just spends it! (click the link and search for daylight savings time). Google it, I dare you! It will literally make your head spin.....

Deep breath... OK... I feel better now. Thanks for listening.


Janice said...

Well, it does get better! I just tell the older ones..." I am going to bed, and make sure your little sister actually sleeps in hers tonight, and not on the floor of the living room because you couldn't wake her up after she fell asleep!...Goodnight!"

This is definitely a benefit of homeschooling!

Except the part when morning rolls around and "my very mature and can handle a no bed time" children can't roll themselves out of bed until after 9:00 and then I get to ground them and remind them that this is why they still have parents because left to themselves, they just prove that they are NOT mature enough to handle it...!!!

Wow, I feel better now too! Thanks!!


JulieMom said...

Hiya Wen.

Can I just make you angrier for a bit?

We don't DO daylight savings time here. We just sit back and watch the rest of you squirm while we go about our days TOTALLY UN-DISRUPTED.

Just thought it would make you consider a future in missions.

Yeah, that's why I said it...

And why are the word verification things showing up in everyone's comments??

WendyMom said...

Nice. Very nice.

This from a friend, too!

Mary said...

Wow, Wendy your post IS the conversation I had with Emily. "But really it's this time right? " "No, it really is 11PM, now go to bed!"