Nobody likes a thief. Yet every year, those of us that are forced to change every one of our clocks(I guess Arizona thinks they are so cool because they don’t switch back and forth like the rest of us) because some arbitrary time clock boss tells us we have to, we allow time to be stolen from us, for who knows what reason.
They say time flies when you are having fun, but I wasn’t having fun at 2 am when cell phone decided to move time forward to three. It isn’t nice and my clock shouldn’t be allowed to change whenever it feels like it.
Daylight savings time: It bullies us into us changing our clocks. It tells the sun that it can’t come up early in the morning. It takes all the authority we have with our kids and lets them stay out later. It tricks us into thinking we can stay up later and kicks our butts in the morning. It messes with our sleep schedule more than our lumpy, tiny bed with our flat, hot pillows.
Nightlight savings time: It protects us from bumping our knee into the table for the fourth time in the last 5 nights. It allows us to walk up the stairs after a successful night of video gaming without falling on our face and waking up the entire neighborhood. It lets us sneak to the fridge for a midnight five-course meal, desert, and after meal snack. It helps our kids to quit making excuses about why they can’t sleep, after the water, a story, a snack, and of course the they-forgot-to-brush-their teeth delay tactic.
So, who is your winner in the bitter rivalry of the week? Is it the Daylight Savings Time thief, or the live saving, excuse altering, midnight food binging enabler of the Nightlight Savings Time?
Let me know in the comments.
Bitter Day v. Night Ben