Last night was the end of DST. In reality, I should have gotten an extra hour of sleep. So of course, it was the first night in weeks that I tossed in turned and woke up frequently most of the night. Life's a bitch that way.
Of course, with changing the clocks, it now means my kids wake at 6:00 am. I'm sure many of you are shaking your heads, but people, I'm used to hauling their little behinds out of bed around 7:30 am and rushing to get ready to school. I'm sure you'll think I appreciate the extra hour to hour and a half in the morning, but in reality, it means that their more time for them to get distracted before school with the TV. Of course, it also means we won't be having "breakfast to go" as often. And I can actually shower before school as opposed to after I drop the off in the morning.
But I don't look forward to the other half of the day. I'm not looking forward to it getting dark at 5:30 tonight. It means just a mere two and a half hours after the girls get home to sleep, it will be too dark to play outside. Sure, we don't have soccer anymore, but as any mom knows, those late afternoon hours are the worst. I'd prefer my extra hour of day at the end of the day, thank you very much.
Of course, it also means that I can start putting the girls to bed at 6:30 tonight. So I guess there is a bright side. I'm sure my almost seven year old with pitch a fit when I tell them it's time to head to bed.