Am I the only one who's often confused about Daylight Saving Time? All I can remember is to spring forward and fall back and, oh yeah, that I'm exhausted every time it begins and ends. That's pretty much what every single one of the Daylight Saving Time 2017 memes for parents says, too — you have to change your clock and you're going to be exhausted AF.
According to TIME magazine, Daylight Saving Time officially begins on March 12 at 2 a.m. It's "springing forward", so you're going to lose an hour of sleep that Saturday night into Sunday morning.
I know; you're a parent. Do you really need to lose any more sleep? In the fall, when the clocks "fall back", parents assume that means their child is going to enjoy the extra hour of sleep and sleep in. What happens is that your kid wakes up at ungodly hours like 4:30 a.m. thinking it's closer to 6 a.m. In the spring, however, it's not much better. You're losing an hour of sleep. And you already know how much a 10 minute change in your routine can screw with you, your children, and your entire household. Now prepare for an hour shift, you guys. (It's OK to cry.)
So for those first couple of nights when you're arguing with your toddler about why it's time for bed even though they're still wide awake (and you're totally exhausted), share some Daylight Saving Time 2017 memes so you can try and laugh at the situation. Or, you know, just find another parent who's willing to say, "This sucks."
1. And It's Not The Pointer Finger
Seriously, who started this sh*t?