Many people get excited about the Fall time change, because it means gaining an extra hour of sleep. I used to feel the same way when I didn’t have children. But now, I actually dread the fact that we have to turn the clocks back an hour, because though we may get adjusted to it pretty quickly as adults – children are a different story!
I run a pretty tight ship when it comes to staying on schedule. We have a regular daily routine from the time we get up in the morning to the time we go to bed at night. Even the baby naps pretty much at the same time each day. All the kids (ages 5, 3, 1) go to bed at the same time – by 7:30pm. They also wake up at the same time everyday – by 6:30pm. The baby actually gets up a little earlier for his bottle. And as most of you moms know, children oftentimes have this internal clock inside of them that tells them when to get up. It doesn’t matter what time they go to bed either. They usually always get up at the same time.
So, this morning, instead of getting up at the usual 6:00am in the morning, the baby was up at 5:00am in the morning. Today I just kept saying to my husband – “How am I going to deal with having to get up so early?” I guess being pregnant makes this whole time change thing worse, because I am just plain tired as it is. I need sleep more than anything right now. I don’t mean to complain, but I just felt like I needed to share about this frustration and wanted to hear your thoughts.
Does it take your kids a while to adjust to daylight savings time? How do you make the transition easier?