Tuesday, November 6

i hate daylight savings

I really do hate it. I never knew I would, because really, how could anyone hate an extra hour of sleep? But it's really just a trick. For people with kids its not an extra hour of sleep, it's an extra hour of awake. And it has turned my kids, mainly Tyler, into monsters because their schedules are all thrown off. Tyler had FINALLY started sleeping in until about 8, sometimes 8:30, every morning. Now he's up at 7, and this morning he got up about 6:30, and I believe that no one should have to interact with their kids before 7 am. Plus, he still doesn't get to bed until 8, and his extra hour of awake has not been pretty. Right now he's in his bed screaming and I'm down here praying that he'll fall asleep for just an hour so I don't have to listen to him whine!

But here's something cute he's doing. He's learning to feed himself with a spoon. I have a love-hate relationship with this stage because it's so cute but it's sooooooooo messy. And did I mention he uses his left hand? It's funny to watch him dip his spoon in his bowl, get absolutely nothing on it, and hurriedly put it in his mouth with on obvious "I'm proud of myself" expression on his face.

On Saturday night Jeremy and I went to a club in Park City to see Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers perform. They aren't really radio played so they don't have a huge following compared to some bands but I'd say that the fans they do have are loyal. It was probably the best show I've ever been to! They played for about 2 1/2 hours and sounded just as good at the end as they did at the beginning. The band was having fun and everyone in the crowd was having fun, and it was just awesome. Downside? They didn't finish until after 1 in the morning, which means we didn't get home until 2 am. For an old mom like me that's late! But it was fun to go with Jeremy and some of our friends and I remembered how much I like going to concerts and how much I've missed it! But between getting a babysitter (thank you rachel!) and getting no sleep it's not worth it unless it's going to be an incredible show, which this one was.

And guess what? Tyler is asleep! Everybody celebrate!


Rachel said...

I totally sympathize with you on the daylight savings garbage. Caleb is now waking up at 6:30 or 6:45, but I usually refuse to go get him until 7:30. This is why we want to live in Arizona, NO daylight savings there!

Lisa said...

that's what I told Jeremy, "I wish we lived in arizona". He said, "then you'd have the heat to complain about". But you would be used to it!

jeremy said...

i read your blog without even being TOLD to... thought you would like to know.

The Shill Spill said...

LOL!!! That's funny Jeremy, because I have to MAKE Aaron read my blog.
Anyhow, here's me celebrating for you Lisa!... *Woooooo Hooooo! March, march, march....Horray!* There you have it!
And to add one more thing...I also hate daylight savings. Not sure why we have it, either. Really, are we saving that much energy? Probably not. But...not to worry...I still put my kids to bed at the same time. In the warmer months - 8pm, in the colder months(right now) when the time changes - 7-7:30pm. Thus....no kids last night at book club. :) Can't beat that! Although, I do absolutely hate waking up anywhere between 6 and 7, rather than between 7 and 8. (I am sooooo not a morning person.)

shellybellybee said...

Just wanted to let you know that I also hate Daylight savings time. HATE HATE HATE HATE. I was going to post about it, but you said it best. Today I was up at 6:00 with Jackson. He knocks on the door so that I will open it and get him out so I had to get up to try to make him go back go sleep. Hayden is just as bad, except he can't knock on the door. He bangs the wall with his crib. Grrrrrrr.