MDD: Most Dreaded Day

What’s the most dreaded day of the year for parents of small children in the US? That’s easy – the last Sunday in October. Not because that’s sometimes Halloween, but because that’s the day we set our clocks back to get off daylight savings time. Before that day, it stays dark until about 7 AM. After, it gets light at 6 AM. My kids have some kind of super-accurate daylight monitor and seem to automatically wakeup when the sun rises. Generally, 6 AM isn’t that early, but it sure seems that way if you’ve been up a couple times during the night with a baby like our almost-8-month-old Claire. I’m sure Starbucks does a ton of extra business during the few weeks it takes families to adjust.

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