Spring Forward: A Public Service Announcement & Mini Rant


So yeah, it’s Daylight Savings tonight. Spring forward, peeps.

I can’t tell you how many times we were late to Sunday School when I was a kid because of Daylight Savings. Of course, we wouldn’t realize we were late until we pulled the burgundy minivan into the full parking lot and entered the empty hallways of the church.  Then, even though I was mortified, my parents would make me shuffle into my Sunday School class AN HOUR LATE.

So I could stew in my humiliation for the remaining twenty or so minutes of class.

Scarring, I’m telling you. Scarring.

Thus began my hate/hate relationship with Daylight Savings.

Now, as a parent, I’m even less of a fan. Because kids don’t care if you GAIN or LOSE  an hour of sleep. They’re going to sleep when they want and getting up when they want.

But, as with any cloud, there’s a (kind of) silver lining.

First, it’s lighter “earlier”, so if you’re one of those morning runners, you can be out pounding the pavement earlier.

Second, spring Daylight Savings means we’re *this much* closer to spring and summer. hurry up summer, I miss youuuu

Thirdly…well, I’ve got nothing. I think two positives are pretty good considering we are facing major schedule disruption. Right?

I’ve got one more thing…this whole Daylight Savings thing was Benjamin Franklin’s idea. So basically he’s lost all credit with me and I’m letting this completely eclipse all his other contributions. Bifocals. Meh. Lightening rods…whatevs.

My best advice is to go ahead and set your clocks ahead an hour now and start pretending it’s later. This also means that it’s 5:00 pm earlier and you can have cocktails.

See? Maybe Daylight Savings really IS awesome.

How do you feel about Daylight Savings? Sound off in the comments!

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  • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

    It always bugs the crap out of me the first week, because I feel totally gypped losing that hour. I feel like I am constantly, CONSTANTLY, running behind. As the summer approaches, and school is out, I relish in it because the kids can stay outside running and sweating and having so much fun while  cook dinner in silence. Oh how I love sweaty smelling kids during the summer!

  • http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/ Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

    I think it is lighter “later” in the morning instead of earlier. They take the hour of daylight from the morning and give it to us at night.  So I’m back to getting up in the dark again come Monday. 

    I’m not thrilled with losing an hour tonight. I need MORE time to do things, not LESS!

    • Heather

      I think you’re right. See, one less reason to like daylight savings!

  • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

    Daylight savings can kiss my ass.

  • http://twitter.com/TrishB Trish

    Will I get smacked if I say I like it? *ducks and runs* It’s my favorite time of the year :)