Spring Forward

I am loving the recent time change. In the past, springing forward an hour has usually messed up my system and I’ve struggled to get back on track. This year, it has worked to my advantage.

We are so extremely lucky in that Bear sleeps in until a decent hour. The week before last, she started waking up around 7:15/730a.m. Yes, that is early for her. And me. I like to have the chance to be showered, dressed and ready to go before she’s out of her crib. The time changed, and she still woke up 7:15/7:30a.m. her body time, but that now reads 8:15/8:30a.m. on the clock, back to the time she used to wake. Excellent!

The night before the clocks changed we had company stay over, so she was up later than usual, slept in a bit the next morning, and has transitioned to the ‘new’ time (and her old schedule) seamlessly. I’m guessing as time passes she’s going to start waking earlier again, but I suppose I can’t complain.

The next best thing about the time change is the daylight. It has made all the difference for me. I’ve been stressing about having dinner too late (for Bear), but when we are sitting down to eat at 6:20 p.m. and it’s still broad daylight, it just doesn’t feel late anymore. I know it’s an illusion but it feels like we have so much more time until bed. And two days ago I took this photo at 6:45p.m. Still sunny! And it’s only going to get better. It’s like my spirit is lifted and I can finally see the end of winter, despite yet another snowstorm that will be walloping Nova Scotia on Sunday. Oh joy.

Storm aside, have a wonderful daylight-filled weekend!