I hate DST! We are now on Day 5 of way too early wake ups. Normally Monday and Wednesday I am awake for woke before 4am but get to sleep the other days until at least 5 or later, not this week. Someone has decided that 4:15 is now morning. Three long work days with minimal sleep mean a tired unproductive me. The worst part this is even more then 1 hour early, she normally sleeps until 6 or 7. Usually we have a day or two of bad sleep then all is fine, but this is too much!
My headlamp gives me a headache. As I said above the lack of daylight means need for headlamps, which I hate. Maybe I need a different style but I am finding that it either bounces too much or is too tight, either way I end up with a headache after just a couple miles. I have tried a few different ones.
I am so happy the election is over! I am so glad to be free of political commercials, mail, door knocking, etc at least for awhile. Now can we all just get along?! Yes, the results mean that not everyone got the decision they wanted but this is America and the reason we get to vote. A friend of mine had a man spit at her and her two young kids yesterday because she had a sticker on her car supporting the "Vote No" campaign to not discriminate against the possibility of ever allowing gay marriage. That is awful, he knows nothing about her and only based his action on a sticker.
And now back to the food issue I first discussed a couple weeks ago. Last week in school, despite a list of healthy snacks to bring, one mom decided to bring cookies which were served without first informing parents. Not just any cookies but the large frosted ones! And snack is at 10:30, right before lunch! The result, no nap, a crazy 2 year old bouncing off the walls and a nasty rash! I don't bring her to school but when I heard this I was fuming! Even worse the teachers (or most parents) didn't understand why this was an issue. I guess when they go on to talk about how their children only survive the store with suckers and cookies.
This was brought up yesterday in class and I somehow turns in to the strange mom who deprives her child of food. What? No, I just want to know what is being served and have a say. What child needs a huge cookie before lunch anyways? The response, the kid wants it. No way, don't blame this on the child, they lack the knowledge to make these decisions at age 2 or 3, this is a parenting thing. We need to role model and teach these healthy behaviors and help with the decisions. I think much is a lack of knowledge, one mom replied to me limiting her sugar with a comment about me not letting her eat fruit either, because "you know fruit has sugar in it." Thanks, I was not aware of that! Ugh!
Okay I am done...Anything you need to complain about today?