Congratulations, Mom! You’ve made it through the first five days of daylight saving time! You deserve to kick up your feet and eat a candy bar with out having to share.
Who else opened up their social media this week only to find that every mom in the world had posted a gripe about daylight saving time?
Well listen, I dislike DST as much as the next mom but this year, instead of complaining, I thought I would do a little research on its origins. Where did it come from and why oh why does it still exist today?
Here is what I found:
A man by the name of William Willlet proposed the idea of Daylight Saving Time.
Several countries adopted the practice during World War I and World War II in order to conserve energy and support the war effort.
Grammatically speaking it’s actually Daylight Saving Time-not Daylight Savings Time.
It has nothing to do with farming and agriculture (I always thought it did!) Farmers rise and rest with the sun not the clock.
DST caused a lot of confusion over the years which resulted in the Uniform Time act of 1966
Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that do not observe DST.
DST today is said to conserve energy as well as provide safer commutes for those traveling to and from work.
These are not exactly earth shattering facts, I know, but now that we have some insight into where it came from; what do you think? DST: Friend or foe?
I hate to say it but for me the answer is foe. Sorry, DST! I really wanted to like you but I see no reason for you to keep hanging around.
Daylight Saving Time has an interesting history but I think maybe we should leave it there-in the past and join California.