Top 5 Reasons I Hate Daylight Savings Time. Or the end of Daylight Savings Time. Or whatever it's called when we "fall back".
I procrastinate so much in resetting all of the clocks that, inevitably, at least one clock remains an hour ahead. Which always results in at least a couple of instances where I glance at said clock and say, "Oh, crap! I'm late!" and then rush through whatever I'm doing only to go into another room where the clock has been reset and realize all of the stress and hurrying was for nothing. Of course, once we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time once more, the clock that's ahead won't have to be touched.
I have to re-learn how to reset the car clocks. Every time. Every season. And I'm not one to consult manuals and directions and other things that are written to make life easier. So by the time I am done re-setting the car clocks, all of the pre-programmed stations must be re-set as well. And I'm not one for consulting a manual for setting the presets either, so it's all just a vicious circle.
It feels like midnight by the time I start dinner preparations, which causes a little bit of extra panic along with the panic I already feel because of the fact that I'm not all that handy in the kitchen.
Obviously since it is about midnight when we're thinking about dinner, it feels like about 2 or 3AM when I finally wrestle the children to bed. Then I'm too tired to get Stuff done.
And the #1 Reason I hate Daylight Savings Time (ending) is:
Before children, I LOVED falling back. It meant an extra hour of sleep. Not so much with children because their internal clocks haven't caught on to this anomaly. I finally have them sleeping in 'til 8:00 every morning. The End of Daylight Savings Time rolls around. We "fall back", and now they're up at 7:00 every morning.