If you don't have pets or children, Nov. 4 will be a glorious day for you. It's daylight saving time (DST), and you'll get another hour of sleep (you jerk). Before I had kids, I always had pets, so I never really got to experience the extra hour of sleep (and the losing an hour of sleep was the absolute worst). Pets don't give a crap if it's 5 a.m. now instead of 6 a.m. They're hangry. That goes for kids, too. There are lots of unsavory things that go through moms' brains when they wake up on daylight saving day. Mine included.
Whether it's begging my dogs to go back to sleep so I don't have to walk them at 5 a.m., or telling my infant that it's actually 5 a.m. and not 6 a.m. and it's time to please go back to bed (HA), DST doesn't mean a lot to me or other moms, because nothing really changes. (Not when there are other folks and creatures in your house that don't understand the concept of DST, or time in general.) But whether we like it or not, DST is coming on Sunday, Nov. 4, this year. So make sure you tell your pets and your kids you want that extra hour of sleep this time. Maybe they'll listen, but I doubt it. Especially since I asked moms what their thoughts are on DST morning when their requests for more sleep are ignored by animals and children. (Let's just say I wasn't too terribly surprised with the answers I received.)