Time Change #BigFatFail

Facebook Post from 11/6/11

“Well this time change was a big fat disappointment. Neither child slept in. And Andrew’s plan of “we’ll get the kids to bed at 8:00″ took a big crap at albuterol alley and poop drive. Thwarted by man and nature.”
Andrew and I had great expectations regarding this time change.  We convinced ourselves that the kids’ bodies would still tell them it was an hour later, so we could start putting them to bed (technically) an hour earlier.  I jumped on board with this thinking because, well, it’s logical right?  

Part of it wasn’t anyone’s fault really.  Brighton has a nasty wheeze, so he’s taking breathing treatments with alburerol which increases heart rate, blah blah blah, and can keep them awake or make them shaky.  OK fine.  He had a hard time going to sleep, he doesn’t feel good and wanted a little cuddle time more than what he was given.  So his bedtime took about 1.5 hours.  (FYI, we started at 8)…but we can deal with Brighton’s bedtime, he’s pretty easy to get to go to bed.  
Then there’s Emmeline.  Oh sweet Emmeline.  She’s been off for about 2 months now, between illnesses and surgery and antibiotics her gut has been a wreck.  So finally we had a more solid poop for the first time in 2 months about 3 days ago.  And she’s started to get tired around 8 – 8:30 PM CDT.  So it would make sense that once we were back into standard time, she would get tired around 7 – 7:30 right?  Well, she did.  So I cut my show and my Ravelry search for a manly hat with ear flaps short so I could attempt to put Emmeline to bed at 7:30.  She nursed for a little while as we rocked, acted like she was going to fall asleep…then POP!  Her eyes fly open, her legs start to flail, and I feel her trying to escape off my lap.  CRAP!  So I just give up after about 1/2 hour and come back out into the livingroom.  

Guess what?  No one frigging went to bed until almost 10 PM.  Was that CDT? OR CST?  I don’t effing know. But to top it off, everyone was awake promptly at 6:15.  


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