Tonight we lose an hour.
Yes. It is that time of year. Daylight Savings Time. We had the Fall Back portion of it last year. Falling back is fun. Falling back means you get to do midnight twice, and you get a much-needed extra hour of sleep. Unfortunately, a Fall Back needs to be followed by a Spring Forward. And that’s tonight. One less hour of sleep tonight.
Benjamin Franklin cooked up this hair-brained scheme hundreds of years ago. Not sure why he thought an extra hour of daylight would help anyone. I suppose the theory was that an extra hour of daylight made an extra hour of profitable work. This from the man who would push an empty wheelbarrow around just so his neighbors would think he was industrious. Pah.
Thankfully, tonight I have the chance to go to bed early. My father jumped the gun and reset all the clocks today instead of tomorrow. Right now it’s almost 11, not almost 10, in our house. Others are not so fortunate to have such a over-punctual father, however, and will probably forget. I know I did, until I came home to find my house in a different time zone.
So this post is half post and half a friendly reminder to wind your clock back an hour. It’s torturous, I know. Just hang on until fall when we get that lost hour back.