Four-year-olds do not sleep when it’s sunny. That’s an exaggeration, but I cannot say that I am in love with this early switch to later sunsets. The hour shift has been tough enough when we’ve had three more weeks of gradual, natural lightening to get used to the idea. But now that it’s mid-March… Ouch.
In the winter, early bedtime was easy. It’s dark outside during dinner. Now, three days into this new schedule, I’m well over the loss of the hour on Sunday, but with daylight streaming in well into bedtime snacktime, we struggle to wind the day down on schedule. Once you’re used to quiet upstairs by 7:30 p.m., it’s rough on the marriage and the psyche not to have it until 8:30 p.m.
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Lawrence S. says
I completely agree. Our daughter actually gets to bed easier when it’s dark outside early but during the change, my wife and I also lose a little ‘together’ time.