Of all of the myriad of ways that have been developed to torture parents, Daylight Savings Time has to be the worst.
I mean, that is not really a big revelation to anyone who has, works with, or knows someone with children. Seriously, who thinks of this shit? Let's go for 6 months on one time schedule, and then suddenly decide to move time back or forth an hour, and then pretend that life is going to go on like normal. When in reality, you just slapped society with the equivalent of a toddler who has been given a bottle of vodka with coke and heroin mixed into it.
And let's not talk about the effects on the children...
All of that bullshit that the nebulous "they" talk about regarding sleep hygiene, bedtime routines, and basically taking enough Xanax to get through bath time...all of that goes flying out the window twice a year. We are fucking with children's internal clocks here, people. There is no other explanation than the fact that someone, somewhere, wants to punish you for having sex and having procreated.
I am actually starting to wonder about the timing of elections and DST. Again, the nebulous "they" seem to have an agenda for world domination going on here. Mind control through sleep deprivation, doncha know?
I'd be concerned about my apparent increasing paranoia, but I am too busy mourning the loss of the sun while I eat my dinner and attempt to wrangle confused children into bed at what society says is the appropriate hour, but what their bodies are rebelling against in a more fierce fashion than Simon Cowell rebels against country music and owls.
Which are, coincidentally, nocturnal. SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT HERE???