Sunday, March 11, 2007

Daylight Savings

When I was younger, daylight savings wasn't a big deal. I could easily adjust my internal clock. Saying up late, then getting up early and slinking through the day, then going to bed early that evening always did the trick. It's not that easy anymore. Kids make all the difference. Convincing my sleep-loving oldest daughter that getting out of bed at what feels like the crack of dawn is almost as impossible as getting her to go to bed an hour "early". To top it off, this is her weekend at Grandma's house and it's inevitable that she stayed up way to late last night and slept in this morning!

*sigh* It's going to be a fun week!

Daylight Savings Time
by Phyllis McGinley

In Spring when maple buds are red,
We turn the Clock an hour ahead;
Which means, each April that arrives,
We lose an hour
Out of our lives.

Who cares? When Autumn birds in flocks
Fly southward, back we turn the Clocks,
And so regain a lovely thing--
That missing hour
We lost last Spring.