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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Daylight Saving Time-- Made up by People without Children

So here in the midwest we observe daylight saving time.  For the first 29 years of my life I loved the time of year where we "fall back" and get an extra hour of sleep.  This year and last -- not so much.  Cam has been getting up extra early as it is and we have tried everything.  We have put him to bed earlier, put him to bed later, done two naps during the day and done one -- none of those combos seem to make a difference and he has been getting up between 5am and 6am for the last few weeks.  It is hell.  This morning he gave us a 4am wake-up call and would NOT go back to sleep.  I tried having him cry it out, comforting him, giving him milk, rocking him, reading books and then moving to a different venue with him.  He would NOT go back to sleep.  Thank you daylight saving time -- instead of an extra hour of sleep, I got an extra hour of dealing with a whiny toddler.

Parenthood -- the gift you continually (and willingly) pay for.

I hope that the rest of you all didn't have as horrific of an experience this year.  I am thinking of planning a pancake breakfast for all of my parent friends for next year -- one that will start around 6:30am.  We'll all be up anyway, right?

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