Changing the Clock

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We changed the clocks here in England last weekend, much to my surprise.  We were at breakfast at a hotel when I found out that it was only 7:30AM, not 8:30 like I though, and then I wished I had stayed in bed.  I really don’t like to waste that extra hour when we “fall back”.

I don’t know why, but the clocks change here a week before they do in the US, so for a few days we’re only four hours apart instead of five.  

The time change always seems to mess me up more than it should.  I don’t want to go to bed when the clock says 9:30PM, even though my body says sleep isn’t a bad idea.  And I really don’t want to get out of bed at 6:30AM, even though I’m awake. 

Twice a year when the time changes, I spend a week mentally fighting the clock until I get settled.  The kids are off too.  At least here, though, the change coincides with their school break, so our weird sleeping patterns should have time to reset before we have to get back on a school schedule. 

I feel like I shouldn’t be so affected by the one-hour swing of the clock, but I am.  Coffee is my friend this week.  (Although, isn’t it always?)  Does anyone else struggle with changing the clocks?  I can’t be the only one.


Also, I’m reminded that it could be worse.  It could always be worse.

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One thought on “Changing the Clock

  1. Mish

    nope. My family never has a problem with it. We actually get excited for the Spring ahead time change because we get more day light to use, even though we “lose” an hour.

    I have the feeling the US is behind in changing the clocks this year. Canada changed them with you as well and earlier this month i heard someone saying it was later this year. But, i could be off.

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