Tuesday, March 15

The Most Wonderful Day of the Year

All three children go to bed at 7pm. No. Matter. What.

OK. Sometimes they go to be a touch earlier if Mummy has had a hard day.

During the winter, there's no problem. The sun is down, the moon is up, and the children believe me when I say it's 7pm. But now that we are into Daylight Savings Time, there's still a little bit light out at 7pm. Bethie has noticed.

I tried to explain to the twins the concept of Daylight Savings. They didn't get it. I eventually said, "The sun stays up longer during the spring and summer, but not you. It's 7pm so OFF TO BED!".

Bethie tried to convince me to let her stay up until the sun goes to bed. I said that I would make a deal with her: she can stay up until the sun sets but as soon as it's dark, she must go to bed. And this rule is applicable for an entire year. Being short-sighted, and only 5 years old, she has happily accepted these terms.


Some people count down the days until their birthday. Some people count down the days until Christmas. I am counting down the days until Daylight Savings Time ENDS...on November 6. It will be like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one!


Twins Squared said...

I agree! And not that we have any such deal going on around here, but kids internal clocks just seem to know. Maybe when they're older I'll enjoy having the extra daylight but right now I just need these kids to go to sleep!

Bibliomama said...

Daylight Savings Time is an evil bastardly plot by evil bastards who hate us. That is all.

Gwen said...

Twins Squared: 7 o'clock can't come soon enough!

Bibliomama: Ummm ... you were kinda vague about whether or not you're in favour of Daylight Savings Time. Perhaps, I will put you down in the "On The Fence" category, just to be safe! :)