Mom: "Wake up! It's time to get ready for school"
Mom: "Just checking. I'm glad you're up and dressed"
Calvin: "That should throw her off the trail for a while"
February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Regarding the conversation a few days ago about Calvin’s bedtime: Even as a middle-aged adult, it does seem easier to wake up earlier for an occasional special event on a weekend if you’re excited about it, as opposed to the average work or school day.
There were some news articles recently about a British neuroscientist claiming that school for kids and college students should start later in the morning. It wouldn’t make much difference to me, although if it helped to avoid changing the clocks twice a year I would definitely back it. I don’t understand moving the clocks back an hour in November so that it’s dark by 5 pm (and yes, I know that depends on where you live). One year back in the mid 1970s the USA stayed on DST throughout the winter (maybe because of the “energy crisis”?) without ‘falling back’ an hour. I seem to recall the major complaint against making it permanent was that some kids were having to leave for school in the morning when it was still dark, so that problem could be simply addressed with a later start time for schools.