Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight WhoopAss Time

Whether the clock moves backward or forward, every parent recognizes that time when clocks change as THE CURSE. Some sicko without children decided that Fall Back and Spring Forward were brilliant little gems of ingenuity. JCK begs to differ. In fact, JCK calls this Daylight WhoopAss Time.

For some reason JCK never learns. Much is made of the extra hour she will get. Extra hour her ass. That "extra hour" can be seen as children awakening at 5am, because they are still on the old time. Even the cat starts his morning prowl, bellowing to all and sundry.

Indeed, JCK is perturbed. Perturbed!

It's 7:40pm (new time!) and her kids are asleep. Lovely...that extra hour, ripe for savoring a glass of wine, snuggling up with her book, or awaiting the return of her husband. Alas, no....with Daylight WhoopAss time retreating, JCK finds that she is also on the old time. Hence, JCK is falling asleep over the keyboard of her notebook computer.

So, now we have arrived in Daily Standard Time. JCK's standards fall in a completely different zone. In fact, JCK believes that there is nothing normal, familiar, or usual about a time change that causes all havoc for smaller people in her household.

JCK believes she is not alone in this sentiment. JCK is clinging. Clinging, people! To the hope...that others have opened up this can of WhoopAss, and are living in a current state of smack down...too.

JCK is participating in NaBloPoMo, (30 posts in 30 days), for the month of November.

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  1. I really do hate time change. 6yo and I were chatting it up at four freakin thirty. Time change is pure evil.

  2. Not a fan of the time change, but a big fan of having it be light sooner than an hour and a half after I awake, so I'll have to deal.

  3. it is so STUPID. I don't mind the fall so much because it's easy to get the kids up. But the spring one? oy. so stupid.

    And they (they being two children and one husband) take advantage of it for about a week, acting like they just travelled to Asia or something and have the worst jet lag ever.

    I really should post about this shouldn't I?

  4. I can take it or leave it. It's nice not to get up in the dark, but then it means my husband is driving home in the dark.

  5. now that MQ is eight it's just not a big deal. but when she was younger we adjusted her schedule by 10-15 minutes a night until we got her on the new time... to do it all at once was cruel and unusual punishment for all of us.


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