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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

A gift for mom: Set the clocks back



clock.jpgDaylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Can you hear the rejoicing?

As our dear friend Tracey Henry, the Suburban Diva reminded us once, the Daylight Saving Fairy must be the patron saint of parents. Because it doesn’t occur at 11 a.m. when you could get an extra hour of time at work or on the treadmill. It doesn’t commence at 3 in the afternoon for an extra hour of car line. No, we are given our additional hour at drowsy 2 a.m., when we are sleeping.

It’s the one day of the year that living on borrowed time is a good thing.

So when we awake on Sunday morning to that beautiful, innocent joy of knowing that it is really 7 a.m. instead of 8 and roll back over and wrap up tightly in the sheets, we’ll not know for a blessed moment if it is just another day in October or Christmas morning.

It’s a gift of sleep before our worn-out selves get ready for Thanksgiving.

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