Ha! Well, the clocks turned back for much of the country early Sunday morning. Twitter user @ExJon had to rub a little something in:
"But Sen. Goldwater, this will give you an extra hour of daylight!" "Actually, you're just changing your clock. Sun doesn't stay up longer."
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 3, 2013
Heh. Also, get the heck off his lawn!
The clocks “falling back” via Super Pretend Time does not mean “but you’ll totally get an extra hour of sleep” either, as Twitter users swiftly pointed out.
I laugh and laugh when people without kids say "at least you'll get an extra hour sleep when the clocks change!"
— Steve Ladurantaye (@sladurantaye) November 3, 2013
Woohoo! An extra hour of sleep! Wait, we're not morons! This means the kids are waking up at 5 am tomorrow morning.
— City Girl (@ConservCityGirl) November 3, 2013
"That extra hour of sleep was AWESOME!" ~said no one with kids
— Jerrid Sebesta (@jerridsebesta) November 3, 2013
Seriously. RT @benpershing: There's no "gaining an hour of sleep" in a house with little kids. That is all.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) November 3, 2013
Daylight savings time: when everyone without kids gets an extra hour of sleep, and everyone with kids is up at five fucking thirty am.
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) November 3, 2013
#DaylightSavings You get an extra hour of sleep they said. BS! It just meant my kids woke up an hour earlier! Grrrrr
— markcrowley2_CO (@SOOPAH_TROOPAH) November 3, 2013
What **people do with the extra hour from Daylight Savings Time today:
**With no kids – sleep
**With kids – watch an extra hour of Dora
— Jeff Volta (@JeffVolta) November 3, 2013
Oh the horror. Shudder. For that alone, someone must pay.
End of DST, before kids: "wahoo, extra hour of sleep!". End of DST, post-kids: "well, this will be the longest day ever."
— Kate Bilo CBS3 (@katebilo) November 3, 2013
This morning the kids woke at 6 instead of 7; I must entertain them an extra hour before anything opens. [shakes tiny fist at DST]
— Christopher Mims (@mims) November 3, 2013
It's not an extra hour of sleep if your kids wake up an hour early. #daylightNOTsavingtime
— Rob Engblom (@urob33) November 3, 2013
…meanwhile, as the rest of the timezone enjoys an extra hour of sleep, our kids wake at the exact. same. time. as. usual.
— Mike Marsman (@MikeMarsman) November 3, 2013
@JenArnoldMD The whole gaining an hour of sleep thing doesn't work for parents. Kids just get up an hour early!
— Terri Lee Kelly (@TLK_79) November 3, 2013
Hey an extra hour of … oh wait, I have kids. They just get up at the same time no matter what.
— Sean T at RCP (@SeanTrende) November 3, 2013
And Mary Katharine Ham summed it up as only she can:
Babies don't know from falling back.
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) November 3, 2013