I don’t know who’s idea it was to move up the start of Daylight Saving Time, but I’d like to give the person a piece of my mind.
First, some background. Each year, I’m caught off-guard by how much my body is affected by the change to DST (the change back in the Fall doesn’t bother me nearly as much.) I’ve been tired, crabby and out of sorts since Sunday. Granted, there are other stresses in my life, but the only major change since the weekend is the time change, with the accompanying loss of an hour’s worth of sleep. (It doesn’t help that it’s been raining two out of three days since the time change, but that’s another issue.)
I really, really hate it that it doesn’t get light until 7:15 a.m. I realize that we get an extra hour in the evening, but come on folks, it’s March in Chicago. It’s not like we’re outside on the lawn in the evening enjoying the nice weather. I’ll take my extra daylight hour in the morning, thank you very much.
The time change throws off my rhythm. For one thing, the kids do much better when they can wake with the daylight. With the change, this means they’re actually sleeping TOO late (please remind in October that I said that if I start whining about them waking up to early when we change the time back again.) Then we’re rushing everyone through breakfast so we can get dressed and out the door.
By this weekend, I’ll be adjusted to the new schedule. But I’m thinking of starting a petition to go back to a more decent late-March/early-April time change.
Anyone want to sign my petition?