SOLC Day 12: Overreaction? I don’t think so!

March 2023 SOLC–Day 12
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“No way,” I said to my husband.

“Yes,” he replied.

“But I haven’t heard about it!” I insisted. “Surely I would have heard something.”

“It’s this weekend,” he said.

“NOOooooo!” I wailed.

Do you ever have one of those dreams where you’ve misplaced your child? And you’re frantically trying to find them? And it doesn’t make sense because you know you would never have left them alone or left them at the playground or in the car or wherever, but apparently you did and you’re madly scrambling to find them and your phone won’t work or maybe it will, but your fingers are clumsy and you keep on hitting the wrong thing and then it won’t disconnect so you can try again and you push and push and push and most of the time it’s a rotary phone which really makes no sense but every time you try to dial or push something goes wrong and you have to try to start over and time is passing and you’re getting more and more frantic and what are you going to do? What are you going to do!?!?

That’s how I felt yesterday when my husband told me it was Daylight Savings this weekend. I knew I was overreacting, but the thought of Daylight Savings this year, the thought of losing an hour, felt like it was pushing me over the precipice.

I want that hour.

I need that hour.


23 thoughts on “SOLC Day 12: Overreaction? I don’t think so!

  1. margaretsmn says:

    I’ve had that dream! Today I have woken up with a cold And a lost hour. It’s all so unfair.

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  2. Natasha says:

    Your ending is so powerful! March is really a tough time to lose an hour. Wouldn’t July be better? (Though of course, I’m going to appreciate the extra hour of daylight this evening, so it’s a hard trade-off.) I love your run-on sentence about dreaming of frantically trying to locate your child–the way it’s written conveys the frantic-ness and anxiety so well.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks! That’s exactly what I was hoping to convey! Honestly, I’d rather lose an hour during the week than on a weekend. Sundays can be tough enough…


  3. TLC says:

    I never like losing the hour but will be happy with the daylight once my body catches up! Your dream made me start thinking about the crazy ones I’ve had- they could be a slice!

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  4. WOWilkinson says:

    Even worse than losing the hour is the knowledge that I’m going to feel off for the rest of the week too. Ugh.

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  5. Ugh to Daylight Savings Time! I don’t think this is an overreaction at all. I hate the dark mornings and being exhausted for the next week.

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  6. cindaroo42 says:

    When you were describing the nightmare of losing your children and the panic you felt, I had no idea you were going to talk about daylight savings time. Losing that hour feels like a sick joke- on top of everything why we do we have to rush through this day off?

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  7. humbleswede says:

    The rotary phone! Your dream was written with the intensity and frustratingly illogical details that make dreams so fascinating (and scary)…a mind turned on itself. I, too, dislike the time shift, which seems a bit like our collective mind turned against its best interests.

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  8. I felt that ways too – but then I shifted perspective – “I gain – not lose – one more hour of sweet sunlight!”

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  9. Amanda Potts says:

    Oh yes – I do not like the time change. I even knew it was coming & I still was underwhelmed. Sigh. Trying to be grateful for the extra sun – and now am grateful for no nightmare!

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  10. kd0602 says:

    It’s funny that it snuck up on you. I feel like there has been tons of coverage this year–and debate–since this “may” be the last time we change. (Does that mean we will NEVER get that stolen hour back?)

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I’m sure there are pros and cons to both keeping Daylight Savings and stopping it. I don’t really know all of that. I’m just grumpy about losing an hour of my weekend.


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