Monday, November 8, 2010

Falling Backward

I used to look forward to the end of Daylight Savings Time.  Well, it was actually the extra hour of sleep that appealed to me.

This year, falling backward reminds me a bit of when the girls were little.  The clocks may change, but the internal clocks were still on their regular time.  The time change always meant gradually trying to rearrange the little one's schedules.  We kept them up a bit later and tried to hold off feeding times.  Eventually, their schedule matched the clock again.

I'm pretty sure Baxter missed the memo on the time change.  He still gets up at his ungodly hour of 5:00, only now it is 4:00.  Yep, this is fun. 

So to all of you parents of little ones--I am feeling your pain.  Puppies and babies, who knew they had so much in common? 

When it grows dark so early in the evening, the holidays can't be far behind. Bring on the turkey, pumpkin pie, Macy's Day parade, and Christmas lights.

And the biggest perk of falling back:  the sun is up when I open the door of my classroom at Trailer High.  No more fumbling with my keys in the dark.  Now maybe my students will actually be awake for 1st hour!

5 comments:

Steve Gravano said...

Isabel has a hard time whenever we change the clocks. The doggie world is just not set-up for daylight savings.

Mary said...

Pepper woke me up early this morning, too, and she wouldn't leave me alone until I let her out. I'm going to have to have a talk with her tonight...think it will work?

B. Meandering said...

It was nice this morning to not have to worry about deer jumping out in front of me when I'm half-asleep!

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

I teased my college professor/mentor that every student he gave 'the talk' to (live life, don't get married too young, and if you do, be sure to wait to have children...), that he should really just buy them a puppy. Hope Baxter adjusts soon!

Relyn said...

Hate time change, too. I feel all messed up and off for about two weeks. SHEESH!