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#SOL17 Day 15: Change

This past weekend we “celebrated” Daylight Savings time. In case you live in a part of the world where you’re exempt from this wonderful experience, it technically means we “lost” an hour Saturday night by moving our clocks forward. What it really means, however, is that our children slept blissfully late on Sunday morning, refused to go to bed at a reasonable hour on Sunday night, and have required extraordinary measures to wake them up in time for school the past two mornings.

Today, for example, went something like this:

6:40am I finished getting dressed and started calling their names in a cheerful, sing-song-y voice.

6:45am I finished putting away my makeup and flat iron in the bathroom and went to turn on some lights, still calling their names.

6:48am I got louder.

6:50am I tried turning on the Moana soundtrack. Loudly.

6:53am My 3-year-old daughter cracked open an eye. I took it as a sign of being awake and scooped her up out of her bed. She was not actually awake. She was also not pleased.

6:55am I carried her downstairs (picture a 35-pound limp noodle), where her big brother was already waiting. She grumpily looked through the patio doors and asked, “Why is it still dark?” I was grumpily thinking the exact same thing.

7:00am I put bread in the toaster and turned back around to find her lying in the middle of the kitchen floor like this:

Change, no matter how you look at it, isn’t always easy. Some days you have to embrace it. Other times you just have to grab your favorite blankie, curl up nice and snug, and resist it for a little bit longer.

I’m excited to join other writers every Tuesday (and daily during the month of March) in 2017 to participate in the Slice of Life writing challenge through Two Writing Teachers. Read all about how you can Write. Share. Give. on their website here.



Teacher, mentor, reader, writer, mother, wife Lover of good books, chocolate chip cookies, and sunny days

17 thoughts on “#SOL17 Day 15: Change

  1. You are making me appreciate the timing of my district’s spring break a little more. I was grousing because it’s gross weather and nothing we wanted to go and do is open yet. I will tally that time change thing on the pro side! My kids were downright awful with it when they were little.

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  2. What an adorable picture! I miss the rosy round cheeks of a sleeping little one. My ten year old is currently sprawled out on the couch, where she crashed around 6 pm after three days of getting up in the dark. It’s hard!

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