Mrs. Dykowski... falls back

No, I didn’t literally fall — this time.

This is my favorite time change because it allows me to change nothing and feel like I’m a super organized person who is ahead of the game. 

Considering the evil spring forward time change was days after I gave birth to my second child, I’ve felt between and hour and a decade behind for the better part of eight months, so I could use this little head start on life. 

On Sunday, I’m going to get that head start. 

I’m determined to make the most of it. 

See, I have a strategy for getting the most out of the end of daylight saving time. 

I just pretend like it didn’t happen. 

No, I don’t show up to church an hour early. But I do get up at the same time. 

Then I have an hour to ease into my day. I might throw lunch in the slow cooker, start some laundry or just take my  time getting “pretty” for worship. 

If your kids are like mine, they won’t recognize that the time has changed anyway. 

If they’re little, you could even probably get away with putting them to bed early Sunday night and maybe even Monday, too. 

How will they know?

I try to maintain this lifestyle as long as I can — a day or maybe two. But since it’s the start of the week it really puts me on track for a productive week where life doesn’t feel quite so hurried. 

Of course, this plan all sounds fine and good until I oversleep. But in a house with two kids under three years old, an extra hour of sleep is as good as gold anyway. 

Happy fall back, y’all.

Sarah Dykowski is the wife of Publisher Scott Dykowski. She can be reached at

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