Every weekday morning my alarm goes off at The Crack of Crack, also known as 5:30 a.m. Until daylight savings started a couple of weeks ago, this was okay. I mean, I didn’t look forward to it or anything, but most of the time I was able to get up and be productive and all that. Yeah. Those days are NO MORE. The first Monday after we set the clocks, I slept in until 7. Then, on Tuesday – 7:15. Even now, more than a little bit into this change, I’m lucky if I’m up and brewing my decaf coffee by 6:30.
When the alarm goes off at 5:30, I reach over and slam down on the REPEAT ALARM bar across the top of the clock radio, and then I start doing snooze alarm math. You know what I’m talking about: I’ll sleep another eight minutes and make the kids cereal for breakfast instead of eggs. Eight minutes and another whomp later: I’ll sleep another eight minutes and put my hair in a ponytail after I wash it. Eight more minutes, one more whomp: Okay. I don’t really need to wash my hair today anyway. Another eight minutes: I’ll get ready TOTALLY fast. Really fast. Super super fast. Eight minutes later: The kids can eat breakfast in the car on the way to school. Eight minutes after that: Ugh. Eight more minutes: Eh, the kids can be late for school. Who cares? Not me? I only care about sleeping just a little more. Then sometime around 6:30 the alarm goes beepbeepbeep really fast which I learned the hard way is code for Get the hell up, I’m done repeating myself and now I am just OFF. And that’s when I get up and see that I’ve slept in too late and curse myself for having to kick it into high gear.
And I guess I don’t really have anything to say about all this, except for, you know, watch out for the snooze alarm math.
Snooze Alarm Math is truly a soul suck. My kids have been eating in the car and wearing yesterday’s socks most of the mornings since the time change. I think my hair is working on washing itself with its own oils at this point. It’s so brutal some years.
I’m SO glad to hear I’m not the only one! And I totally did it again today, too. sigh
Oh I hear you, I even try and set the clock ahead, so I’ll in my half awake state really won’t know the time…I’m addicted to
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