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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm not even kidding

I originally wrote this two years ago and posted it on my other blog. It's still as true today as it was then. I'll keep re-posting it every year until someone does something about it.

Dear Person or Persons in charge of Daylight Savings Time,


Yes I know the time change was a few days ago so this may seem a little late. You see, it took a few days to put my thoughts down into writing because I've been wandering around my house trying to figure out WHAT BLOODY TIME IT IS.

It seems some of my clocks are smarter than me and change on their own. Some, my husband changed on Sunday. And others still display the "old" time. My problem is, I can't figure out which is which.

So, onto my issue with you. I hate the very concept of DST. It is, quite simply, a load of crap. I don't care that on some farm, in a far away land it makes the cows happy, or whatever bull you're touting, but it screws with my life and it must stop. And I don't appreciate the propaganda the news is spewing by telling me, "you gain and EXTRA hour!" That is pure crap to the highest degree.

We're onto you, yes we are. Who are we? We are the parents of children who cannot tell time, and ergo do not give a flip about your stinking time change. We are the parents of children who are now waking up a FULL HOUR EARLIER than normal now, because of a reason that no longer exists. My daughter has decided to add an extra half hour to that, because that's how she rolls.

An hour may not seem like a lot to you, but when your days are filled with house-cleaning, meal-preparing, blood-sugar-checking, insulin-shot-giving, child-rearing, errand-running, diaper-changing, laundry-washing and nose-wiping; and you do it all while suffering from the 500th consecutive bad hair day, AND quite certain you have poop smeared somewhere on your person (because why else is THAT SMELL following you around the house like the dog when she's hungry), well then, I would say an hour is HUGE.

So I am urging you, PLEASE, for the love of all that is holy... do away with DST. Or I shall be forced to hunt you down, find out where you live and start banging away on your bedroom window an hour before you usually get up. I will also knee you in the groin for the extra half hour. Because that is how I roll.

8 comments:

  1. HA! I love you, Joanne! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

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  2. Seriously!!! I feel the same exact way, but you said it with your usual Joanne flair that had me laughing my head off. =)

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  3. AWSCHUM. Just AWSCHUM.

    I will roll with the two of you anytime ;)

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  4. And give him (Mr. DST) a good ol' TUG on his SQUEALERS!!!

    I am with you and all the different clocks...the one's that change themselves and then the one's that don't really do confuse me. I am thankful for my cell phone and computer - that is the ONLY way I can tell what the real time is!

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  5. Oh Yes!!! Thank you! Now who to send it to???

    And the poop smear somewhere...been there too! Ahhh Motherhood!!

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  6. Amen!

    I've missed you. Well, not really, because I've been keeping up with your blog. Mattias is adorable. Wow...you make cute kiddos.

    : )

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  7. AHAHA! I seriously just laughed so hard that I started choking on the cookie I was eating. I look forward to reading more posts! i found your blog thru a friends post on Facebook and I just wanted to share that I am also a mom to a type 1 diabetic. :o)

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  8. Me, too...I'm not buying this "extra hour" for the past almost week now I've been paying for it...and darn it, it's definitely not worth it!

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