Sixty minutes. 3600 seconds.
Doesn't seem like much, does it?
But every mom knows the value of one hour.
A cranky baby down for a one hour nap.
One hour spent alone, whether it's at a grocery store or in your car on your way to work.
All your offspring playing together happily for an entire hour. (Especially if they're in another room and you get to sit in a chair and read a good book while they're getting along so well!)
This time of year, the power of an hour is quite obvious to mothers.
Yep, I'm talking about Daylight Savings Time.
I like the idea of Daylight Savings. I like it being lighter later in the evening. I love knowing that warmer weather is just around the corner.
But the actual process of losing an hour of sleep? Nope, I don't like that at all. Especially when it comes to the kids.
How is it that one tiny hour has the power to mess up naps, bedtime, and the general mood of kids everywhere?
It will take my kids a good two weeks to get used to the time change. When they were smaller, even longer. And when my kids' sleep schedules are screwed up, the crank monster emerges, making them unrecognizable.
How do you feel about Daylight Savings? Does it affect your kids? What would you do with an hour to yourself today?