How does Daylight Saving Time effect your family? In my family, the children have quite the routine: During the summer they go to bed at 7:00 pm-ish and awake around 7:00 am when I get up and ready for work.
Any time that one of us gets up earlier, you can count on the kids waking up with the slightest noise. However, the transition to Daylight Saving Time is the worst. Whereas most people I know are able to catch an hour of sleep, no one has informed my boy’s internal clocks that they can sleep in. In fact, I think that the concept of sleeping in is foreign to them.
Every night when they go to bed they are anticipating what they will do “after their nap,” so they’re ready to go as soon as they feel a tinge on consciousness. Amy at Humble Musings said the following:
Whoever invented Daylight Saving Time did not have a baby in the house. If they did, they would’ve split the difference with a half hour and been done with it. Since I’ve had a baby around for the past eight years, I know all about “Fall Back” and “Spring Forward.” Messing with a well-oiled machine is risky business. That’s why I despise the clock changing.
I think this highlights how we are as a people vs. God. I believe it’s human nature to always want to have stability– to know what’s going to happen next and have some predictableness associated with the things we do. We want to know, for example, how many people will visit our site, how much money we will get from a certain ebay auction or any other thing that we’d like to know the outcome before we get there– in my mind that’s a struggle for consistency.
Our society (and lives) are constantly changing. We don’t know where we’ll be or what we’ll be doing next week, because many things could change in an instant.
So, that being said… How does your family react to Daylight Saving Time? Did you get some extra sleep?