Be Careful What You Wish For…
I know, I was one of those desperate, deluded parents hanging out for daylight savings to start. Those 5.30am mornings were sapping the very life force out of me. I am a morning person, but not THAT much of a morning person, if you know what I mean.
But lordy me, while I have so far received a reprieve from the insane early mornings, it’s the night time routine that’s taken a hit.
It hasn’t helped that I have been put out myself by the change in time. Tonight, for instance, dinner wasn’t ready until nearly 6.30pm, much later than normal. I was fooled, like everyone else, into thinking it wasn’t as late as it really was until the Giggle & Hoot Night Hour began…
(Stop sniggering, don’t you set your daily routine by the ABC 4 Kids TV schedule? No? Okey-dokey then…)
So after a later than planned dinner it’s not surprising that the kids took longer than ever to settle for bed. But, seriously, not seeing my 2 year old finally collapse into bed until 10pm last night, that’s no-one’s idea of fun…
But there it was. All 3 kids were awake far later than they should have been and I became very bored, very quickly, with the repetition of wrangling the kids back into bed. Over and over and over again. I must confess, trying to keep my cool and pin my calm yet firm and loving mummy smile on my face became a real effort.
Right now, I think I would happily trade my extra hour or so sleep-in the morning for some “me time” at night. I am discovering that I am not a better mother for more sleep – I would be a far better mother if I could have my nightly “mummy time” back.
I know things will settle down again in a week or two as we all get used to the change in time but, for now, I do seriously feel screwed over by daylight savings!
How are you coping with the change in time? Are you doing better than I am? If so, what’s your secret?
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