Parents, are you ready? Ready for the second installment of the twice-yearly upheaval of our lives known as Daylight Savings Time? It’s the actual worst, because we have enough problems getting our kids to sleep and anything that disturbs that delicate balance can basically die in a fire as far as we’re concerned.
But apparently, farmers need Daylight Savings Time. Or, awful people who hate parents? We have no idea who started it. All we know is that it sucks and means we will be waking in the dark and shuffling our kids off to school in the dark and wishing we were still in bed. The funny parents of Twitter understand the pain and are here with hilarious tweets to make it all better. Rest up, parents. It’s go time.
1. It’s ruining lives.
Daylight savings is tearing this family apart.
— Cray at Home Ma (@cray_at_home_ma) November 3, 2015
The kids won’t sleep. The parents are pissed. Other than this election, it will be the worst part of next week for families everywhere.
It’s almost time to “fall back”
If there’s one thing I don’t need, it’s an extra hour with my candy-hyped kids.
— Salty Mermaid (@Jenn_H_Scott) November 2, 2016
The timing is curious, right? My children still have chocolate coursing through their veins and our lives are in shambles. Sure, let’s also now fuck up their sleep habits. Go nuts.
3. Back to the Future when we got to sleep in.
[Whispering to myself]
Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.
*Sets clock on the microwave back an hour*
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 1, 2015
Let’s go back to like, 2007. That was the last time I slept through the night without interruption.
Stephen Hawking can you come over and explain daylight savings time to my 4 year old please
— Sweatpants Cher (@House_Feminist) November 2, 2015
Does this shit make sense to anyone? Maybe Arizona is on to something. We can just skip it, right? No disturbance in the force needed?
5. Suspicious as hell.
I can’t be positive, but I’m pretty sure that whoever came up with daylight savings time hated people with kids.
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) March 14, 2016
Maybe it’s the same person who came up with restrooms that don’t have changing tables or restaurants that don’t have high chairs or grocery stores with only ONE stupid car cart. Can’t we let parents live?
My toddler’s tantrums don’t fall back, so don’t you dare tell me his bedtime’s not for another hour.
— JenniFerCryinOutLoud (@sip_at_home_mom) November 2, 2016
Toddler’s don’t give a single tiny shit about time changes or anything in general. Yet another reason to obliterate this terrible custom of lengthening the day and making parents suffer that much longer.
7. Literally the only benefit.
I’m looking forward to having an extra hour to drink wine.
-Moms about Daylight Savings Time.
— Jennifer White (@yenniwhite) November 2, 2016
Bottoms up, moms. We’re gonna need it.
8. It’s the least we deserve.
For DST, I wait til my son goes to bed then set the clock back 2 hours. I say live a little.
— Every Meh Counts! (@TheAlexNevil) November 2, 2016
Kids are stupid, they won’t know one hour from two. But you will. You super will.
9. Come at us, bro.
Losing sleep and being left in the dark?
Bring it, Daylight Savings Time. You’re just another day in parenthood.
— Walking Outside (@WalkingOutside) November 2, 2016
We joke about the misery, but really, who’s better prepared for sleep deprivation than parents? We got this.
10. This needs to be a thing.
Daylight Savings needs a mascot. Like a cuddly bear that shows up and gives children sleepy cough syrup an hour before bedtime.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) November 7, 2013
Look kids, it’s Sleepy Bear! Open wiiiiide.
Good luck this weekend, parents!