pfft! an extra hour of sleep – yeah right!

NO!  There is no “extra hour of sleep” at the end of daylight savings time when there are young children in the house.

And just because you tell your older child to “stay in bed until the clock says 7:30, okay honey?” does this mean that this will happen.  Especially when your baby wakes up at her usual time, wondering what the heck is going on and why isn’t anyone coming to get me?  And since your husband snored you out of the bed last night and you ended up sleeping with your older daughter (you know, the one you told to stay in bed until 7:30), so as you listen to the baby cry and realize that your older daughter is sitting up next to you trying to talk to you and make lively conversation, you beg that older daughter to please, please, go into your baby sister’s room and give her some toys and make her laugh because Momma will be in there soon, really I will, and then you roll over to look at the clock, and it says 6:30 (which is really 7:30) (and that’s when you essentially told your older daughter to stay in bed until anyway) so you drag yourself out of bed, frustrated because it’s really 6:30 even though the children’s bodies (and yours, if you’re honest) say that it’s 7:30 and you had this antiquated idea (born of your carefree teenage years) that you would actually get another hour to sleep this morning…

And that’s why there’s NO EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN AT THE END OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!!!

Of course, you other parents out there already knew that.

Although I did get my dishes done before church this morning.  So, the extra hour of being awake got put to some good use.

I still say: Pfft.

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