Daylight Saving












17 responses to “Daylight Saving”

  1. John Jarvis Avatar

    Some of my earliest memories are of being sent to bed while the sun was out. (We’ve sympathetically moved Ajax’s bedtime to after 8 to compensate for the stupid DST.)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Me, too! I felt such incredible rage for a 4 year old girl.

  2. auuak Avatar

    I can still see you

  3. pegoleg Avatar

    OH yeah. Same thing in my house. To add insult to injury, we would be lying in bed in the summer when it was still light out and we could hear the sounds of the other kids in the neighborhood still playing outside under our open windows.

    Being a kid is sometimes just not fair.

    1. becomingcliche Avatar

      That is the WORST! We have a new philosophy on non-school nights. If the boys are out-of-doors, bedtime is at dark. If they’re indoors, it’s at regular time. Because DST is not fair!

      1. pegoleg Avatar

        You are a truly enlightened parent.

  4. sorrygnat Avatar

    Same experience; kids outside playing, we upstairs staring at the light outside, parents, collapsed downs stairs; we were 4 kids in 3 years. I love this blog site!

  5. Rae Avatar

    I love the look on your mom’s face!

  6. becomingcliche Avatar

    I make the same face Tess does. HOW CAN IT BE AN HOUR LATER? Life isn’t fair.

  7. Donna from MyOBT Avatar

    That was totally me! Unfortunately, I still hate to go to bed, and I’m middle aged. Very depressing.

  8. Michael Cargill Avatar

    This is a very good one.

    I don’t remember kicking up a fuss about it myself as a little ‘un, though – I think it rains too much here in the UK for us to base our days around the sunshine.

  9. She's a Maineiac Avatar

    Oh man can I relate! By the way, congrats on 20,000+ followers!

  10. silkpurseproductions Avatar

    Right now I will take the sun any way I can get it. I have to say, if adults have a tough time figuring out why we partake in the insanity of DLST, it is a small wonder that kids can’t.

  11. Emily Avatar

    Yeah, that was my early childhood too. I could never sleep before it got dark, and I always felt like I was being punished, when I could see other kids outside my bedroom window still playing outside. Anyway, the Middlest Sister makes me realize how inconsistent parenting can be, from a child’s point of view. Bedtime is at dark, except during Daylight Savings Time, or on Brussels Sprouts Stand-Off Night. Halloween is for costumes, except when it’s so cold that you have to wear a winter coat. Lost teeth are collected by the Tooth Fairy, but somehow they find their way into little boxes in mothers’ bedroom drawers….and so on, and so forth, until kids never know what’s going to happen next.

  12. Eda Avatar

    Those are some epic teeth in the first panel. Love it!

  13. corinne Avatar

    Don’t we love the way pups sort of flatten themselves out like that on the bed! BTW- for weeks, my pup seemed truly flummoxed by Daylight Savings Time this year………

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