Communist Savings Time

March 13, 2013

“It’s a communist plot.”

“No. It’s. Not.” I said.  “You’re just an old grump.”

“Because I lost an HOUR of sleep.”

“Papa, this happens every year, and, personally, I think it’s nice to come home to some daylight.  And besides, it’s not like you have anywhere you have to be.”


We have this argument every time the time changes.  And every time I’m on the side of the communists.  When it gets cold and dark, I want to sleep in.  When the days are long, I want to get up early and make the most of the day.

Moose, on the other hand, is all fired up about it.  I accidentally hit “stop” this morning instead of “snooze,” so when I woke up, it was GO, GO, GO, and Moose was none too pleased.  In fact, the kid roared.  And then he tried to get back in bed.

I got out all the guns.

Yep, he and Jax had candy for breakfast.


papa March 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

My brain says it’s time to get up, and my body says, no, it’s not.
Doesn’t everybody say listen to your body these days?

I was riding across the West Bridge the other day on my bike and the north wind was blowing about 25-39 mph directly into my left ear, and I could hear it whistling out of my right ear…. Should I be concerned or is this just another sign of old age?

Jenn March 14, 2013 at 12:52 am

Methinks there’s not much going between those two ears.

papa March 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I went to the doctor yesterday to see about the wind blowing between my ears. They did a CT Scan and said I still have enough grey matter to ride a bicycle and my liver is in great shape. Great news and a minor miracle. Then I heard they elected a new Pope. Maybe I should become a Catholic?

Jenn March 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Have you ever heard of a Catholic and a communist successfully cohabitating? Maybe that’s our problem.

Ally March 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

These comments are just as funny as your posts! You two crack me up. I’ve been sick with the flu, so have hardly noticed the time change this year. I don’t recommend this as an annual practice, however…

Kristy K. James March 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I’m going to hide behind my desk after I say this…but I agree with Papa. To a point. I’d just like to see the time stay in one place or another. Stop changing it twice a year. Or just make a law where we change it back every time. Then when we get to a place in the winter where we have the most daylight possible…leave the time there. Year round. Forever.

I love daylight hours. I really do. But DST makes me tired. 🙂

Irene March 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Move over Papa, my husband feels the same way. Takes weeks for him to adjust. I wish they would just leave the damn time alone! Nobody likes it, so why bother. Half my clocks don’t even get changed because it’s such a PITA. So when you’re in my car you have to remember that the clock is an hour behind during the spring and summer. And the one on the fireplace. And I think the one downstairs my the computer…….

Jenn March 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Ally: Bless your heart! Feel better.

Kristy/Irene: Heretics! 😉

xoxo, Jenny

portia March 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm

The time should stay the same now that we are no longer an agrarian society. It is disrupting , and who benefits? Anyway, it makes me tired and I do not enjoy driving children to school in the pitch dark. Otherwise: think about what a cool person our Chuck was……..maybe one of ours will be as creative and artistic and interesting. There are so many things for us to look forward to.

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