We focus on this to get us through the horrific morning wake-ups in the days immediately following the physical moving of the clock hands (or pressing of the button on the digital clock). And, if we are honest, we acknowledge that it is not just our kids that want that extra hour of sleep. We do to. Or at least I do, because I have been dragging my pale, saggy tush out of bed verrrry slowly these past few days.
However, my family has been encountering the downside of the sun staying in the sky. Namely, we eat dinner later. There are a few contributing factors>
- The Hoos comes home later, because he is used to using the sun as a guide for when to leave work - or at least glance at his office clock.
- The girls wants to stay outside and play later.
- I want to stay outside and play later.
- The weather is fantastic. It was a pleasant coincidence that the time change was accompanied by gorgeous spring weather, but this does not help.
Well, at least the Hoos and I did. The girls went into the family room while LP tried to teach AK to read, "Now we need to practice. What does this say?"
When we finished eating at 7:45, the Hoos still had his work clothes on (although he had removed his tie), there was ketchup smeared across AK's face and it was time for the girls to head upstairs for their shower.
AND THIS WAS ONLY DAY TWO OF DST.
It will just stay lighter even later in the coming weeks and months!
Oh, great Internet, please give me the answers for making it all come together at a reasonable time.