Sunday, March 20, 2005

Those in charge must not have kids

As the sun screamed through my window at 6:15 am, I had a clear understanding of why we have Daylight Savings Time. However, it is obvious that "the powers that be" were not dealing with young children when they created an abrupt addition or disappearance of an entire hour - over night!

Wouldn't it make more sense to do it gradually? "This Sunday, don't forget to move your clocks forward 15 minutes..." As the sun slowly makes its way around to us more quickly, we could slowly move that hour hand. Those sweet little babies wouldn't turn into miserable creatures just because we can't convince them that it won't be lunchtime for another hour (or we keep them on "old time" and we're up before dawn!).

So, I've created my very own Moers Family Daylight Savings Plan. Two weeks before the big day, we start to slowly ooch the kids towards the new time. It seems to work, and there's much less nashing of teeth (my husband excluded).

As with most things in life ... nobody asked me!

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