Basically, this is the crux of the matter, lol..
Most of us don't think of it this way (see above) ~ we see it not as "more time", just more time to play outside. Last night I exclaimed "It's 6:30 and totally dark out!!". This is what we don't like. But really, does it make sense to ALWAYS be on daylight savings time? I just want this madness to end ~ and based on what I hear on the radio, the majority of people (Europe included) don't want the time to change twice a year. It's already proven that productivity declines and especially in the spring, it messes up my sleep schedule.
The problem is no one can agree if we should return to regular time or stay on daylight savings time. Therein lies the conundrum. No one agrees on what we should do, well, except for the few states that don't participate at all. I think we should just take the government out of the equation and put it to a vote and be done with it.
The time change isn't the only change going on in our household right now. Romeo can't renew his provisional license anymore so is forced to be demoted to substitute teaching until he takes and passes his final test before he can apply for his license. This creates a challenge, as it will mean a reduction of pay, and the loss of insurance. I kinda saw the handwriting on the wall a few months ago and took care of my medical appointments and had an eye exam with a new contacts lens subscription. He is frustrated and angry, and I can't blame him for that. But it also means that he is grumpy and isn't sleeping well. Part of the problem is that the dept. of education called this summer and told him he was scheduled for the wrong test, so he cancelled and rescheduled ~ only to discover that he was signed up for the right one. So he missed that test date and had to reschedule. The test is in December. And what do you want to bet that they will deny his benefits for the summer because of the break in licensing? In the meantime, regardless of how this will all work out, he is going to look for another job.