Big E v. Daylight Savings

Over a week has gone by since we set the clocks ahead one hour, and I'm still dealing with the ramifications.

Tonight, I put the Yoys to bed around 7:30.  I feel like that is a respectable bedtime for a two and four year old.

Big E thought differently.  His closing arguments in his case against it not being bedtime went well beyond ten minutes.  The daylight at bedtime thing is really rocking his world.

Finally, Big E requested a phone call to Uncle Yoy to verify my claim that bedtime had arrived.

Uncle Yoy confirmed that it was indeed bedtime.

For the record, I wore this kid out today.  Two hours at the botanical gardens where he operated on only one speed:  Olympic Sprinter.

After that, we headed to the mall where he lunched and then spent an additional 1.5 hours in the new play area.

He nodded off as we drove home and I know for a fact he was up in the middle of the night playing as he woke me up at 6AM to tuck him back in.  And his bedroom light was on.

And still, I cannot get this kid to peacefully go to sleep. 

Any suggestions?  Does he need a satin sleep mask?  Do people even use those anymore?



  1. Turkey. Feed him Turkey...It has that sleepy stuff in it. Also just chase him around the house and yawn alot in front of him....I have six kids...done it all..and YES...DST....SUCKS

  2. My mom used to say this to me...not sure how well it worked...

    Bed in Summer
    In winter I get up at night
    And dress by yellow candle-light.
    In summer, quite the other way,
    I have to go to bed by day.

    I have to go to bed and see
    The birds still hopping on the tree,
    Or hear the grown-up people's feet
    Still going past me in the street.

    And does it not seem hard to you,
    When all the sky is clear and blue,
    And I should like so much to play,
    To have to go to bed by day?

  3. I'm going to print out this poem and read it to him at bedtime. Thanks!!


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