When I was younger, switching from DST to ST meant “gaining an hour of sleep.” The theory behind this is, go to sleep at a set time, wake up a set time, on the night you switch, there’s an extra hour between those set times.
Now that I’m older and have kids, the very real flaw in that “logic” comes through: who the hell sleeps until a set time, especially on a Sunday? Not my kids, that’s for sure.
So on a regular day, my kids wake up sometime between 6:30 and 7am. Roll the clock back, and that won’t change. Except now it’ll be between 5:30 and 6:00. Ugh, I DO NOT WANT to wake up at 5:30 on any day.
Not to mention my body being extremely used to, uh, evacuating certain waste materials, at a specific time, then that’s just going to make my Sunday very, very loooooooooong.
Factor in now, that my kids will start getting tired and cranky and ready for bed an hour (on the clock) ahead of schedule, then keeping them up until “bedtime” will be annoying as well.
This is like imposed jet lag.
Can we just do away with changing the clocks at all anymore? I’m not a farmer, I don’t need to shift an hour of daylight from the morning to afternoon and vice versa anymore. Just pick one time and stick there.
Changing the clock sucks.