Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings what???

I want to know who the hell thought of this concept. Okay, Okay....I know the reasons why, and yeah, maybe they were valid a hundred years ago when the farmers had to get outside and work, but hello.....times have changed!

Can you tell I am so not a fan of this? We live in Maine and it gets dark EARLY. Today it was pitch black here in Maine at 4:45pm....HELLOOOOOOOOOO. What the heck am I supposed to do with my three kids at 430pm in the dark? Thankfully, the big girls have dance class on Mondays and Mairead has swim on Thursday afternoons, but......come on! 

My kids usually rest and/or nap from 130ish-330ish (sometimes earlier, sometimes later), so when they wake up from rest, the sun is setting and it is dusk. Oh my, I am so not ready for this. I want it to be light until 8pm so we can eat ice cream and go for a walk around the block after dinner, or play in the backyard, hell, I'll take an hour or two of sunshine after rest so we can get outside and let out some energy before dinner. 

Today also felt like the day just dragged on and on and on....and well, you get the drift. And boy! am I tired. We have been putting the girls to bed later and later for the last few days to keep them from getting up super early, so I am praying tomorrow morning, they are not up too early. I am not a lover of mornings, I guess why I am more of a fan of it being dark until 8am rather than at 4pm. 

Anyways....that is my rant for the day. I'm not a complainer, but I am being one today. Anyone else feel tortured by this time change? I say keep it in Daylight savings and let the kids play outside in the afternoons! It will do a body good! And it will keep us parents sane! 


  1. I do have to say the time change made things better for us, but it will be short lived! It was still dark, I mean dark as the middle of the night at 8:00AM and sun coming up at 8:30am! So this was better this morning....but we are on our way to only 6-7 hrs a day of daylight, so I guess it does not really matter anyways!

  2. We don't have much more than you here! 630am sunrise and sunset 423pm.....10 hours. SHIT. And two of those hours my kids are in bed! As I was writing this, I thought of you guys in Alaska who have very little daylight in some places!!!

  3. We don't touch the clocks here in AZ. The sun sets between 5:30-6pm and is up by 7AM (I think!). My girls do not like that they do not have much light after dinner to play outside, but I can push dinner a bit later and they play before. I like not changing clocks for the most part.

  4. I absolutely HATE this time of year. Sunset was at 440pm today!!!!!!!! AGHHHHH


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