Spring forward | The Life of K: Spring forward

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring forward

We set our clocks ahead one hour and I've been unsettled ever since.

You'd think I'd be used to this by now, after over 30 years of living life with daylight savings time. Time is, afterall, relative. But as I hit the button on my alarm clock to spring myself forward I felt strange. All of a sudden I was up later than I should have been, later than I like to be.

I was up a few times during the night with Little K and every time I would look at my clock and not trust what it was telling me. 4am? Okay, so it's really 3am.

I was the lucky one Sunday morning and got to sleep in. Up at almost 10am hardly felt like a sleep in, but I'm not complaining about that. I'm complaining about the total unease I feel about this shift. Overall, my whole being, is being rocked by a mere one hour.

The kids are still adjusting: sleeping in a little later than normal (according to the clock), not eating when we expect them to and being ravenous other times, going to bed late.

But leaving that little hour behind brings us closer to spring, brings us closer to early morning sunshine and playing in the park, and melting snow and bicycle helmets. I can't wait.

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