Only a man would decide to change the clocks two times a year.
A woman knows how everything runs by a schedule in a family. When the schedule is off, the whole family is off. And if a woman created daylight savings time (DST), she wouldn't do it during the school year. She really wouldn't.
All over our country, women today were complaining about the time change. I don't know that for sure but I can guess based on what happened here today. We had tantrums, fights, red tired eyes and sleepy sleepy boys. They don't know when to wake up and we don't know when to put them to bed. I screamed at them and begged them to stop fighting. I threatened to put them to bed even earlier than usual and in the end, I think it might have been later. It was barely light at the bus stop this morning. I ran out for the Plain Dealer and there were neighbor kids waiting in the dark at 7:10 a.m. No mother would ever to create a system where children wait in the dark for a bus.
I checked out the origins on the web. It is pretty interesting if you have some time. Here is the link. But, yes an English man (William Willett, see photo) invented daylight savings time so he could golf in the evening. Really! Go figure. His poor wife was probably at home trying to convince the children that it was really bedtime even though it wasn't dark yet.
I love summer and I know I will love DST in the middle of the summer. There are tons of reasons why it is a good idea. And did you know that most countries fall back and spring forward? Who knew? But it is a killer in the Spring. I know I have trouble adjusting and I know for sure my children are a bit off. In Ohio, any step towards warm weather and summer is a positive sign. I saw a crocus coming up through the soil today. Opening day for the Indians isn't too far away and soon, we will hear the ice cream man drive down the street. And about that time, I should be getting around to all of the clocks that are off by an hour in our house. Yes, only a man would decide to change the clocks two times a year.
I think I only have one or two regular male readers. So sorry G & K. Hope you'll come back.