This weekend just gone was a double dose of frustration and anxiety inducing activities for parents over most of Canada.
When did Halloween turn into an event in size and scale that rivals Christmas?
Kids now require their parents to purchase “real” costumes; it is no longer acceptable to dress your kids up as hobos and other simple costumes.
And of course it typically rains on Halloween so even though your kid has the expensive costume on, they are more often than not covered with either a black plastic bag or a massive raincoat.
The other not-so-joyous event from this weekend is the fact that we were forced to “fall back”. Yes, as if we needed another reminder that winter is coming, we moved away from Daylight Saving Time.
The end of daylight savings time is just a cruel joke for anybody with young children or dairy cows.
Much like milk cows who require milking on a very regimented schedule, children have internal clocks that pay no attention to the mysteries of “springing forward” or “falling back” according to what some government bureaucrat dictates.
So if you have children like mine who typically wake up at 6:30am, that means that in the fall they will now be waking up at 5:30.
That means that the promise of an extra hour of sleep is actually a cruel joke for parents and for dairy farmers.
There is an online petition for people to sign begging the BC government to end the madness.
On behalf of milk cows, dairy farmers and the parents of early rising children, like myself, I implore you to sign this petition.