Daylight Saving Time was started during World War I in order to take advantage of the greater amounts of sunlight during April and October. It was initiated again during World War II. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act and Daylight Saving Time was consistent across the states. In 2007, Daylight Saving Time was increased by four weeks in hopes to reduce the amount of oil consumption during daylight hours.
If there's one thing I know about Daylight Saving Time, it's that "fall back" or "spring forward" I lose an hour of sleep. This fact was reiterated once again this year as both my children woke up at 5:45, even with trying to push Beanie's bedtime back a bit.
There's no winning with Daylight Saving Time as a parent. The days of enjoying a late night with dreams of an extra hour of sleep are long gone. Sure, you can enjoy that extra hour Saturday night, but you just may find yourself pouring an extra big cup of coffee come 5:45 Sunday morning.
How did Daylight Saving Time go with your family? Did you get an extra hour of sleep?