About This Springing Forward Crap

Guys, I owe you an apology. I apologize to everyone NOT living in Arizona who had to put up with my bragging and finger pointing and squealing in glee every spring for the past 3 years.

I just forgot.

I forgot that life can change on you. I forgot that my family doesn’t tend to stay in one place “forever.” I forgot that I could be like my fellow parents living in the other 48 states who do participate in this Springtime ridiculousness.

Y’all. I forgot about Daylight Saving Time.

And now I have to participate in it this year and every year (that we don’t live in Arizona or Hawaii).

Arizona Day Light Saving meme No DST in AZ Springing forward

I shared all the “suck it, I live in Arizona memes” with sheer happiness. An abundance of joy, to be honest.

Man, I was so cocky over that extra hour of sleep I never lost. Good times, good times…

I probably shared one too many of those “winter in Arizona” jokes too, eh?

Winter in Arizona meme margaritas not sidewalks Salt

I mean, they were funny because they were true! But still, not cool, not cool at all.

Dear friends,

I’m sorry. Please forgive the error of my ways and understand I was under the spell of 70 degree Januarys and never having to remember how to change the clock on my car. 

Daylight Saving is coming and we can’t avoid it (unless we real quick like move to Arizona or Hawaii – and maybe certain parts of Indiana? I can’t remember).

Princess Bride Day Light Saving meme DST sucks the life out of ya! Springing Forward

Our children will not be the same for a week. Your pets either.

Because why would they? It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

It’s an old school holdover in a modern time that just seems to disrupt everyone and everything, and won’t someone PLEASE think of the children?!

Okay, so think of the parents, but really- we all suffer through this madness.

Sigh. Groan. Bah.

And yeah, I know, my rant won’t change anything. I’ll just take the pain on Sunday morning as a reminder to mind my own business.

Because what do I know? Certainly not as much as the guy who came up with this brilliant plan back during World War I. And all the other guys who said, heck yeah, let’s give parents another circle of hell twice a year! And all the guys since who insist if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Oh wait- maybe I do know more than those guys.

I know when to say when. I know when something makes senses and when it doesn’t and that it’s ok to say, YO, WE MADE A MISTAKE!

Cause this is dumb.

Springing Forward


Does Daylight Saving bother you? No? Just me? 


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Patty Holliday

Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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