POSTED ON Mar 13th 2013 BY LESLIE LOFTIS UNDER Life Admin
Growing up, I loved Daylight Savings Time. I dreaded Spring Forward, but like every self respecting kid, loved the late daylight.
As a parent, daylight savings time stinks.
It’s the flips—spring forward and fall back. Families run on routine. The measly one hour flip has just enough shift to be a nuisance. When kids are infants and toddlers, the time change messes with feeding and bedtime schedules. You can’t just push your 14 month old’s meal back an hour. Well, actually you can, but you’ll pay for it by having to soothe an unnecessarily cranky baby. When kids are older, the hour messes with parents, for instance blogging moms who were still at the computer at dinner time because their internal clock was off by an hour. (Whoops.) Wake up times are off. Bedtimes are off.
The nuisance only lasts for a few days, but since daylight savings was created for a pre-electricity agricultural society that dwells in history, can’t we just skip the nuisance?
UPDATE: It’s a few years later now, fall back in 2015 on Halloween. The funny folks @NachoPunch made a movie trailer for the horror that is the time change. This might be the only time a Texan ever says, “Retreat to Arizona!”