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Help sleep-deprived parents end Daylight Saving Time

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Diapers.com feels your pain. On behalf of sleep-deprived parents everywhere, we’re taking a stand against Daylight Saving Time. Join the movement and help us tell DST to stick it where the sun don’t shine.

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In the wee hours of November 1, we will set our clocks an hour back for Daylight Saving Time. “Fall back to bed,” they’ll say. “An extra hour of sleep,” they’ll say. Well, we don’t know who they are, but we know one thing – they are not parents.

That’s because parents know the real truth about Daylight Saving Time. The hidden, unspeakable horror that sneaks up on us all in the middle of the night. Babies don’t get the memo, and they just wake up an extra hour earlier! So instead of letting us “sleep in” til 5 a.m., they’re calling for us at 4 a.m., which gives us exactly the opposite of an “extra” hour of sleep.

All that sleep training we’ve done with our little ones? Out the window. Their body clocks (and ours!) are as thrown off as the analog ones we have to wind to and fro, at the whims of this antiquated abomination. Whether it takes days (ugh) or weeks (double ugh) to get back on track, we’re in for a rude awakening, and some seriously groggy goings-on. Surgeons aren’t expected to operate without sleep! Pilots aren’t allowed to fly without eight uninterrupted (ha!) hours of naptime! And yet, the integrity of parents’ slumber is shamelessly thrown aside like an unwanted vegetable at dinner.

And what, exactly, is the point of all this springing and falling? Sure, cavemen needed an extra hour of sunlight to hunt woolly sabretooths or whatever, but this is the 21st century, people! Why would we mindlessly follow obsolete traditions like using a rotary phone, delivering mail by horse, or adhering to the crazy rules of DST? And who are we to mess with the clocks, anyway? Have we, as a society, learned nothing from The Butterfly Effect or three Back to the Futures? Time is not to be trifled with, my friends! That much, Doc Brown has made abundantly clear.

Please join the movement to help end the tradition of Daylight Saving Time by signing and sharing this petition.

But juuuuust in case we’re not successful, check out the Diapers.com DST Survival Kit – filled with sleep aids, coffees, and “mommy juice” coping/celebration accessories – at www.diapers.com/PADST

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