Our “gift” of an extra hour?

Usually you’ll find me complaining that I need a few more hours every single day to get everything done, or at least a couple of hours added to the week.

So today we were handed the lovely “gift” of an extra hour and yet, if I might, I still need want to complain for a wee moment here.

It was never-ending. The longest freaking day, e-v-e-r. I’m ready for bed and it is only 7:45pm.

J. and I got to go out to see some live music last night (Matt Nathanson at the Troubadour – very, very cool show!) but by the time we got back, cut the babysitter loose, and just sat to unwind for a few minutes it was very nearly 1am. Which, with the time change is only midnight, and that, albeit a little late for us old folks, is a fairly decent time to get to bed. But then little Miss Emma was up at 6am. I know, I know – it was 7am to her body, her normal rise-and-shine time, but ah…man. It just felt so early.

And then both girls were just all off-kilter today. And then there was “le nap resistance!” (You have to say it with a furious-sounding, French accent – for it to really be effective.) Two hours of fierce resisting any sort of nap. And when we finally gave in and got them up – it was only 3 o’clock. Three more hours until we could even conceivably think of trying to put them back to bed.

We ran to the park, and I let them play for awhile, hoping that would wear them out, but it only made Addie completely slap-happy. J. got some really funny video of her, at least. I’ll get it from him and put it up later this week.

Anyhow – the girls are soundly sleeping. Now I need to go get ready for the week and recover from the “extra hour” trauma.

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6 Responses to “Our “gift” of an extra hour?”


  1. 1 Kim November 4, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    We had a wonderful extra long day. The kids were at the in-laws, so we got to sleep until 10:30 (really 9:30) with the change, then we got up, lazed, showered, went to get the kids, got treated to lunch, came home, took naps (the kids and I), had dinner, and hung out and played around all night. Oh, wait, I’m sure you didn’t want to hear about all that – sorry.
    I’m so sorry your day was so rough. Hopefully the girlies will have adjusted after a day or so.

  2. 2 Colleen November 5, 2007 at 5:27 am

    It’s always a crap shoot guessing how the time changes will work. This change worked better for us than the spring change (this time at least). I can never figure out the best way to deal with it. On top of the change… Zoe has a major cold. So we’re all a little miserable.

  3. 3 Christina November 5, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Aw, that sucks Carrie! I hope today’s going better. I was looking forward to an extra hour…but then Nadia woke up extra early and she, too, refused to nap. *sigh*

  4. 4 Christina November 5, 2007 at 10:37 am

    P.S. You do know that you brought this on yourself, due to the saying “where are the lows?” in the post right below this…

  5. 5 arizaphale November 7, 2007 at 3:18 am

    We lost an hour and we still have not recovered! I am having such trouble getting up for Fitness Training 😦
    Kids and time change simply do NOT agree with each other!!


  1. 1 Cancio » Blog Archive » Karma is a Rabid 3-Legged Dog With Fleas Trackback on November 5, 2007 at 7:45 am

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