Adapting to the End of Daylight Savings Time
So how are you (your infants and your pets) adapting to the time change? While it was certainly nice having that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning, going home from work in pitch darkness is not all that great and will take some getting used to.
If you're not in favor of time change and wondered who in the world started messing with our clocks, here's a brief history.
According to the author of 'Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time,' the whole idea of changing the clocks goes back to the year 1916 when the Germans were the first to start Daylight Savings Time in hopes it would save energy during World War I.
There are a number of myths that should be put to rest such as "clocks change for the farmers" or the clocks go back to standard times so "kids can catch their school buses in the light."
The real reason we continue to play with the clocks has to do with the almighty dollar. According to Time, the real reason for Daylight Savings Time is "an extra month that the golf industry and manufacturers of barbecue equipment claimed was worth between $200 million and $400 million." Ah ha! I knew it had to do with money.