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23 December 2012 @ 09:19 am
That moment when...  
That moment when after two days of sleeping until 7 or later the 2 year old suddenly reverts to the earlier-in-the-week horribleness of waking at 5am, and you are goddamned determined you are not getting up at 5 freaking AM again and you give him some medicine because it's got to be his teeth and you wrestle him back into the crib and spend the next hour listening to him wail, "MOMMY, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!" and "MOMMY, WHERE ARE YOU?" and at 5:30 the heat kicks on and Ted swears, "That's not fucking possible," and stomps downstairs to turn it off because the radiators gurgle so loudly we think that's what's been waking the 2 year old at 5am so we reset it to come on at 7:30 but it's clearly all fucked up and then Ted stomps back to bed and finally at six you snarlingly get out of bed and don't get your glasses and get the kid and go downstairs and drag all the blankets onto the couch and sit there in a funk and he opens the curtains and you think man I know the solstice was yesterday but the sun is sure coming up a lot earlier than I thought it was and after half an hour he wants breakfast so you stomp into the kitchen to get breakfast and you stomp by the wall clock and it says a quarter to nine--

--wait, what the fuck.

So you back up and stare at the clock and yeah it says a quarter to nine so you go back into the living room to stare at the other two clocks in there from close enough to read them without your glasses and they both say a quarter to nine, too, and you immediately, instantly know what's happened, because although you've been living in a country that uses a 24 hour clock for seven years, you still haven't adapted to it, and yesterday when a breaker flipped it turned the clock in the bedroom off and when you reset it last night at 10:30 you thought okay you always think 20:00 is 10pm but it's not, it's 8pm, so don't do that but it seems you did do that even though you were thinking about it and the 2 year old did in fact get up at 7am after all, not 5am, and no wonder he didn't go back to sleep when you put him back in bed until 8:15 in the morning.

Yeah. That moment.
mevennenmevennen on December 23rd, 2012 10:10 am (UTC)
God! Poor you! We get regular power cuts here and they do flip the electronic clocks, but we've got one on a battery, o/wise I'd get totally confused.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on December 23rd, 2012 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. *pets everyone consolingly*
Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on December 23rd, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
Oh dear.

I'm only laughing a little because I do the exact same thing with 20:00. Sometimes even when thinking about it, too. *headdesk*
Dan/Дмитрий: The Sign at the End of the Universeicedrake on December 23rd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, no!

I'm laughing now, because very soon I expect to be going through the very same thing.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on December 23rd, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm not laughing at you. Really I'm not. (Okay, just a little.)

Poor you.

On the bright side.. GUESS WHAT I GOT TODAY??? (Okay, it came yesterday, but I didn't get it out of the mailbox until today, what with the cleaning and the Yule dinner party and then the more cleaning.) BOOK! BOOK! BOOK! There might have been squeeing :-)
themysteriousgthemysteriousg on December 23rd, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
OMG I feel your pain. We have not moved most of the clocks in the house since the daylight savings change in order to convince the kids to go to bed earlier. Mine are 6, 3.5 and 1. But, same thing, power outage or change of routine and Kevin totally confused himself and got up an hour early in a panic.

Later when he told me he "P-S-Ted" himself the elder one "read" it out loud as "pissed" and the 3 year old walked around chanting that he'd "pissed" himself for an hour.

Yay parenting!!!
Ellen Millionellenmillion on December 23rd, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
*giggles helplessly*