For some parents, daylight savings timeis awful. There is no doubt that the extra hour wreaks havoc on sleep schedules and body clocks and most kids do have trouble adjusting. But are we really so cynical that we don’t recognize the utter and complete joy that comes from having an extra hour on the weekend? Seriously, people. Priorities!
In case you are one of the complainers (and if you are, shut up already!) let’s consider all this extra hour means: More sleep, more weekend, more time! Personally, I always see the fall back as a bonus. The spring forward comes with the daylight bonus, though. And yes, we will now be plunged into darkness for a few months (ugh). But the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. Yes, even for parents.
Oh I see all the complaints on my Facebook page — “the person who invented Daylight Savings CLEARLY did not have kids.” — and I get it. I do. But we have no choice, so let’s make the most of it and soak up this extra hour as a bonus rather than a punishment. Sound like a plan?
With that in mind, here are some ideas for your extra hour this weekend:
What do you do to make Daylight Savings more fun?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside