Daylight Saving Time 2014

I Hate Daylight Saving Time and Enough Links For Your Weekend

The hell that is daylight saving time begins this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time 2014
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I never feel more powerless than those two times a year I have to change my clock. Because of this antiquated tradition, I’ve learned to hate the government and Facebook status updates with Yay for more light!. GET UP EARLY AND GET SUN, YOU LAZY PEOPLE, AND STOP SCREWING WITH TIME.

The kids and I are constitutionally incapable of falling asleep early come “spring ahead” Sunday, but we still have to get to work and school on time Monday morning. We just get to be exhausted for weeks. YAY! And by summertime, when my kids are finally acclimated to the new time, they can’t fall asleep because their bedrooms are lit up by these extra long DST days others insist on cheering.

My always early-to-bed-early-to-rise kids: Um, the sun is still out. Why are we in bed? 

Me: Oh, because the government and a bunch of lazy adults decided summer sun and entertainment is more important than consistency and clocks and health. See you in the dark, dark mornings!

It’s not just spring and summer. In October when we “fall back,” I’m up at 5 AM with the kids and forced to read all these I MISS THE SUN posts. Well, I see PLENTY of sun as we watch it rise from the east for a month.

By the way, this isn’t my kids’ fault nor is just about them. I’m not a great sleeper myself, and I don’t need the insomnia help. But twice per year, we are forced to move time zones, and we aren’t even on an awesome vacation. Stop saving time and start saving my sanity.

When I’m not complaining about Daylight Saving Time while avoiding the discussion of more serious issues, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.


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Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

2 thoughts to “I Hate Daylight Saving Time and Enough Links For Your Weekend”

  1. I agree. So. So. So. So. So. MUCH.

    I think Daylight Savings Time is stupid. And it’s about to screw with my system. And piss me off until I can start waking up earlier. Only to be pushed aside in a few months again anyways. Why bother?

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