Sunday, November 4, 2007

Things you give up when you have a kid

One of the things you give up when you have a baby: bonus daylight savings sleep.

Apparently babies can't read clocks. Even if you set those clocks back an hour before you go to bed, babies still wake up at the same time. So no extra hour of sleep for me. I was up at 5:30 today.

On the other hand, maybe my extra hour of sleep just gets swapped. Maybe when all the other suckers are bleary eyed and tired next April when we spring forward, I'll be sitting pretty.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Oh, do I hear you. We tried an experiment last night to see if we could thwart the no-extra-hour syndrome: would pushing back Baby Jane's dream feed by a half hour buy us an extra half hour in the AM? (i.e., does her internal clock run by "total hour slept per night" or by "hours since last feeding"?) It worked; we only had to get up a half hour earlier (so, the answer was (b)).