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falling back

In my last post, I mentioned a few parenting-related matters I don’t enjoy. There’s another one, unlisted, that ranks right up there with those: helping my kids “fall back” for Daylight Savings Time.

(Even typing those words makes me grumpy.)

Usually, my husband and I endure two or three days of early rising each year. This year, however, both our kids had colds. We were thus awakened multiple times each night, and then greeted cheerfully at. three. in. the. morning: “It’s get-up time, right?!”


Doing this for two or three nights annually isn’t so bad. But doing it for eight nights? How’s a parent supposed to think straight?!

The good news is that my kids have just slept till 5 a.m. for their second night in a row.

Now, with any luck, my husband and I can get back to sleeping more than 45 minutes at a time.

Thank goodness!

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  1. November 16, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I’m absolutely rolling with laughter. For once, we share an experience. Substitute “cat” for your kids, and you’ve got my situation. Like you, I’m just waiting for the adjustment to be made, so that the furry one stops with the “can we get up now?” routine at 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 4:30 a.m…… It wouldn’t be so bad if she didn’t somehow know that the best way to get a response is to jump on the bed and howl directly into my ear.

  2. November 16, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I think the “fall back” routine was so bad with my daughter that I blocked it out, lol. It’s easier now that she’s almost 11 and is becoming so much more self-sufficient. The whole idea of daylight savings is just dumb and gives me reason to be grumpy twice a year. Fall back is slightly easier though, because it means that “Winter is coming.” (Yes, reference to GoT was intentional, lol)

  3. November 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    3, 4, 5 am???? That’s just parent abuse. There must be some authority you can report them to.

  4. November 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

    My grandson has done pretty well with the time change. He, too, was sick during it and i think it actually helped him to sleep in. I abhor the Spring time change when we spring forward. I spend the first week exhausted. I’m glad the boys slept in this morning and hope you continue to get some extra ZZZZZs!

  5. November 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    And when everyone finally adjusts…we have to do it all over again in the opposite direction. It’s senseless!

  6. November 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Good luck!!! We haven’t been horribly effected but the tiny human is still getting up waaaay earlier than I would like him to!

  7. November 17, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I abhor time changes. I laughed at it that first time when she was a newborn and up all the time, but never since.

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