How to Survive Daylight Savings

by Tamara

John Rea-Hedrick Princess Bride Meme

This meme was created by John Rea-Hedrick of John Rea-Hedrick. It has been shared all over the internet and John has graciously allowed me to use it here. Thank you John!

I am a BIG fan of The Princess Bride. There is no better way to describe the next morning than the meme above :)

So, is it just me? Or did the time change come way early this year? I didn’t even know it was this past weekend until my husband woke me Sunday morning and told me I’d slept in until 8:30. Har har.

I’m pretty sure I was complaining about the last time change… my kids did not cooperate with what was supposed to be an extra hour of sleep.

All day I was dreading the coming bedtime..their little internal clocks weren’t going to fall for it when 7 pm came around and I told them it was time for bed. “But mama! The Sun hasn’t even gone nite-nite yet :(“

Turns out the solution was simple…even if I did figure it out by accident…

WEAR THEM OUT!

We had tickets to Disney on Ice. They kept saying we were going to Disney World (lol..poor kids), and we kept trying to explain that Tow Mater, McQueen and the Little Mermaid were just coming to visit from Disney World at the place were the hockey games are… or as Brennan likes to say “the monkey game.”

Ohhh the looks on their faces at seeing their favorite characters!!

It's McQueen & Tow Mater!!

It’s McQueen & Tow Mater!!

*gasp* Ariel!!!

*gasp* Ariel!!!

Of course, they cried when it was time to go….so we bribed them…with the park.

Swings

Higher Daddy! Higher!

Higher Daddy! Higher!

Playing hide and seek and climbing the rocks

Can I get down now? This rock is hot!

Can I get down now? This rock is hot!

Along with a walk to the lake (pond) to see the fish and a few trips up and down the “big hill,”…we tuckered them out.

I snuck in the earlier bedtime by splitting the difference between normal bedtime and actual bedtime…fully expecting them to be up and in and out of bed until at least 9. Close..it was about 8:30 when I heard Peyton stop singing (if the child is awake..she’s either singing or talking).

And then a miracle happened.

The next morning..for the first time in 4 1/2 and 3 years…we had to wake them up. As in…they-are-sleeping-and-we-are-going-to-be-late.. kind of wake them up. I never thought this day would come!!

Yep – so that’s my big survival advice – wear them out 😉

It was short lived… Brennan was up at his usual time the next morning… one day.. one day…

Tamara

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John Rea-Hedrick March 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

It looks like you had a fantastic time!

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Tamara March 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Yes! We did, Thank you :)

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