It's that time of year again—clock changing time! Now if someone could only get the babies on board.
For all the hundreds of things you anticipate to be different in your life when you become a parent, there are at least a hundred more that you won't see coming. The twice-a-year time shift is one of those situations. You'll probably find yourself thinking “Huh. This is not quite the same with a kid in the house!” come Sunday. One upside is that you won't really lose an hour of sleep (from the time change anyway!), since your baby will just sleep however long he's used to sleeping no matter what the short and long hands say. But falling back is a different story. That whole “extra hour of sleep” you're supposed to get come November? Yeah, babies aren't hip to that. And your baby won't care that you want him to go to sleep at 8 p.m. by the clock the day after you've sprung forward this weekend either. It's seven o' clock to them—Eastern Stay-awake Time!
Fear not, though—it won't take too many days before your babe buys into the new system and gets back into his groove. So this Saturday night while you're winding the dial on the back of your Timex (and changing the batteries in your smoke alarm, too—don't forget!), remind yourself that you'll need to take Daylight Saving Time in, well, baby steps.