11/07/2010

Does losing an hour really make a difference? The time changed and changed my children too!

I know that for most of us an hour doesn't make a huge difference. In fact, I spend most of my time wishing for an extra hour every day. To lose an hour is devastating, not only to me but to my children as well. I, I, I.... I hate this "Time Change" garbage. I always look at the clock and say "hmmmm it's 2:00 now, but it's really 3:00, so that's why Gavin is tired!" Seriously. Even when my daughter woke up this morning at 6:30 a.m., I had to gather my thoughts at say "It's really 7:30 a.m. she slept pretty well."

But how much longer do we have to torture ourselves like this? For the longest time I blamed Daylight Saving Time on farmers. Sure, I think the agriculture industry is fantastic, I just don't understand why they can't get done what they need to get done in the hours of which light is set? Apparently is has more to do with less crime, less automotive accidents and more economic growth. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the farming industry! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090305-daylight-saving-time-facts-history_2.html I was even more stunned to find out that the changing of hours didn't even start to mess with our heads until 1966! Fun Fact:" Up until then it depended on local State governments to participate in the "Daylight Saving" extravaganza. http://www.fun-facts.com/item/71750

I would love congress to come to my house on any given time changing day. It's a mess. The kids are all out of sorts, I'm tired from an "extra" hour of sleep, and I can NEVER remember how to change the time in my car! My daughter was so off today, that when we were in church exchanging the sign of peace with one another, she crossed her hands and stated "I'm not shaking hands with no one today!" I think that it may have slightly offended the nice couple behind us, but hey she is 2, and she sorta, kinda, maybe has my attitude; especially if she is tired.

I am sooo looking forward to when we lose an hour. 

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