If I could turn back time, I'd go back and ask the person who invented Day Light Savings time to please consider the 21st century parents they'd be torturing years down the road.
As every parent knows, it's never any fun to fall back or spring forward every year during the bi-annual time changes. Kids' internal clocks just do not get the memo and the result is sleepless nights, grumpy kids and parents. It takes a whole lot of time, energy, bribes, cajoling and other magic tricks to finally get everybody back on schedule each time the time changes. I personally hate it, and I know I'm not alone.
But, good news! If you hate the time change as much as I do (and what parent doesn't) get excited! Because a new measure in Washington may end the fall time change to standard time for good; keeping us on a Day Light Savings time schedule all year around. (Hooray for no more driving home from work after dark!) The bill passed the State house just last week and is due for a vote in the Senate soon. That makes Washington one of over 50% of U.S. states considering similar measures to end the yearly time change.
So, yes, this week is going to suck. But, you can rest easy knowing that it may well be one of the last times you have to go through it. Oh, and if you've never called your senators before, now just might be the time to do it.