I’m convinced, it was a man who invented DST and he never had children, (sorry men, I still love you but sometimes you’re clueless.)
Ok I wiki’d it and it was a man! William Willett get’s curses from me and all moms out there. On a side note about this man, his occupation as listed on Wiki is an Inventor. Gosh could you imagine on your resume listing Inventor 1998-2009? Who would take you seriously? Oh and he’s also the great-great-grandfather of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Ok back to my ranting about DST. It was implemented by this man to cut costs on lighting before the first world war. However he proposed doing it in sucession not like we have it now, One whole hour at a time. I never really minded it before I had children, so what it took a week or so to get in the groove of things when you went back or forward an hour (going back was always better then going forward until I had kids.)
However now I have my little one’s schedule to work it in to. Last time in the spring when the time change happened it took him over a month to stop waking up at 4-5 am instead of 5-6 am. But now with the time change going forward, it’s lighter out (not a good thing when your child sleeps better in the dark) and in the morning it’s still dark (for now) and I have to wake him up… not a pleasant task I might add. There is a reason you don’t wake a sleeping toddler… they turn into mr./mrs. fussypants all day.
So for the next month i’ll be getting less sleep then normal (yay me) until this stupid system is worked into his routine… Oh the joys of motherhood. But I swear, i’m not bitter…