Springing forward this week has been a spring towards exhaustion. Sayer has not adjusted to the new time and has been going to bed later than usual but, alas, getting up at the same early hour.
Sayer measures the passing of time by when the street lights around our house go on and off. This is one of his obsessions that we have been waiting over a year for him to get over. Sayer insists on not getting into his pajamas or having a shower until "it's all dark outside." Getting ready for bed once it got dark worked great in the winter, since he would be ready for bed at approximately the same time as he ran out of energy. By 7:30 or 8:00 Sayer would be tucked in and listening to a CD with the lights out.
But thanks to daylight "savings" time, this week Sayer won't settle down until it is dark. He is running closer and closer to empty and we are seeing some of those "behaviors" that have been hibernating this winter.
Curious to know more about the link between daylight savings time and kids with autism I did a google search and found a great post from a blog called Autism is a journey. The mom who writes this blog has a great list - The Top Ten Reasons Daylight Savings Time is a farse. I encourage you to check it out. And try and get enough rest!
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