When I was younger, I loved today because we received that “extra” hour of sleep. Oh, the satisfaction of waking up at my normal time of say, 7:30am, and realizing that it was only 6:30am! I could float around dream-land for a whole additional hour.
Fast-forward to being a parent of a toddler. Not only does the whole Daylight Savings thing wreak havoc on her sleep schedule, but I would go so far as to say that we lose two hours of sleep.
The first hour comes when my 3-year-old daughter, who unfortunately went to sleep unusually early tonight (boo!), will wake up tomorrow morning at her normal time: 7:30am. But because we “fell back,” my clock will read 6:30am. Since she has not yet been convinced of the exquisite joy of sleeping in (despite my best efforts), she will want to get up. And since she is only three, one unlucky parent will have to get up with her.
Which leads to the second hour of lost sleep. I don’t get to wake up at what used to be 7:30am, and realize that I can sleep an hour longer!*
So how are you coping with Daylight Savings this morning?
*Yes, I know what I’m talking about is really the same exact hour. It just feels like a bigger rip off than just one hour! 🙂