Were you late today?

United States
March 9, 2009 8:18am CST
Yesterday we turned the clocks ahead an hour, as we do every spring for Daylight Savings time. This time change tends to mess up a lot of people, including myself. This morning I woke up to the sound of my children's voices, as I do most mornings. Normally my kids are all awake around 6am, so usually there's no reason to fear. However this morning when I looked at the clock, it was already 8am. None of my kids had showered because we woke up so late (we've been having water issues which is why the didn't shower last night as they're supposed to). My oldest had even missed his own bus which comes at 7am. Luckily though, the way our schools are, there's an elementary school right next to the middle school. My twins' bus goes to that elementary school first, before going to theirs (it's split up K-2 in one school, 3-5 in the other). So my oldest was able to ride the bus to the elementary school instead of being driven in. Were you late today due to the time change? Has it done anything to mess up your usual routine?
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15 responses
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
9 Mar 09
As a wonderful twist of fate, one that I didn't truly appreciate until yesterday morning, I was actually scheduled off from work today. So I didn't even have to worry about trying to make it to work on time, or worry about the fact that I had lost an hour of sleep. I still set my alarm though, which my family thought I was crazy for, because if I sleep too long it will mess up my sleeping schedule for the rest of the week.
• United States
9 Mar 09
That's not a bad idea to set your alarm anyways.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Yes, we were late today, but I don't think it was caused from changing time. It was because I hit snooze, which I rarely do, but did and ended up sleeping right threw the buzzing, as well as everyone else did in the house. I hate being late. My son finally made it to school at 9 am this morning, whoops.
• United States
9 Mar 09
You overslept because you lost an hour on Sunday. So your body is still compensating for the time change. That's what happened to us.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 Mar 09
My son was out the door on time this morning, but my 2 year old just woke up and it is 10 am. She did not sleep very well last night, but I don't think it was cause of daylight savings time. Her nose is all stuffy and she is coughing, so it made for a restless sleep.
• United States
9 Mar 09
Yeah, it is the season for colds. Thankfully we're over ours, and hopefully we won't get them back anytime soon.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I usually don't let anything mess up my schedule. I have a horror of being late. So I'm always up 3-4 hours before I need to be. I like having a buffer zone!
• United States
9 Mar 09
I could not do that. I'm not a morning person at all! I like my sleep.
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I was lucky because my kids didn't have school this morning. But, because of the time change everyone's schedule is really whacked out. No body was tired last night at bedtime, including me. I think we were all up past 11. My husband had to be up at 6...he probably feels like a zombie. I had to get up this morning to make sure the kids didn't sleep in too much or they would never want to go to bed tonight. The time change can be an adjustment but I love this time of year....it gives the kids so much more play time outside.
• United States
9 Mar 09
My kids stayed up until about 9pm last night, and it was difficult trying to get them to sleep, which is why we all slept in. It will take a bit of adjusting. You're right, I do enjoy it being lighter later.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
9 Mar 09
No, we were not late, but I'm really dragging this morning and I think it is because my body thinks it got up at 5:30am instead of 6:30am. My brain may be able to get up by the clock, but it will take the body longer to adjust to these time changes. Is it nap time yet?
• United States
9 Mar 09
I can't believe how fast the day is going. I feel like I've just sat down for my usual morning coffee, which I'm done with by 9am, and next thing I know it's lunch time!!
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Yeah I'm suppose to be late today but thank God my professor was absent to my late doesn't count.
@Amigo523 (121)
• India
10 Mar 09
Iam not late generally but , some times its inevitable .. but not always....i like people who have time sense...
@gemini_rose (16193)
15 Mar 09
Our clocks have not changed yet, I know it happens this month sometime but not sure when think it might be the next weekend or the last weekend of the month. I expect that it will probably mess us all up as I am going to be losing an hour of sleep! I think out of us all it will probably be my youngest that will be affected the most by the time change.
• China
10 Mar 09
Nice to meet you,my friend!I come from China,a developing and hopeful country.Though,in my country,this sitiuation would never happen and we always focos on beijing time.I am glad to know you and I hope we can become friends!I also hope that we can communicate and I can learn sth from you.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I would have been late if I had something planned but since I didn't I was ok because I totally forgot about it! Phew!
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
i am not late today..actually our clock is ahead of time for about 10 mins if i am not mistaken..that's why i arrive on time..^^
• New Zealand
10 Mar 09
Nope i was not late i am out of school and still have 1 year before i have to go to uni so im pretty much fine for a while and dont have to worry about being late!! But i do remember a lot of times where i was late and it just always lead to a detention. I do remember one day when i though it was saturday so i just slept in and at 12 o clock i remembered it was only friday
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
i was late yesterday. i just moved in to a new place, just a walking distance to my work. i estimated the time but then i was 2mins late. i actually use alarm to wake me up. i always do. but then i was 2mins short with my alarm the other day.hehehe..
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
9 Mar 09
We changed all our clocks before we went to bed. Some of our clocks reset themselves so that makes it easy. My husband changed a clock in the bathroom and I forgot about it. When I looked at it I thought "how did it get to be so late already?" LOL. I forgot it was set ahead an hour lol.
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Oh yes I was late today but I dont think it was due to the clock change. I set the alarm normaly for 6 am and hit snooze 2 times but today I shut off the alarm and said I will get up in ten minutes. I rolled over and it was 7:11 am and I have to be at work at 7:30am I freak out. Was mad. Called worked told them I was running late.