I don’t know how many of you out there are experiencing the same problem but my kids really have a rough time with the the whole time change thing. I understand the principle behind the time change but I have sneaking suspicion that whoever came up with the idea did not have an Autistic child.
I hate the time change. It throws chaos in to the Lost and Tired family’s otherwise, well oiled machine. Alright, that was sarcasm, but seriously, the time change just sucks.
While my kids don’t necessarily understand the concept, they do feel the change and it disrupts their routine.
It’s like their internal clocks just won’t adjust to the difference. Their bodies are telling them that it’s 5pm and time to have dinner but the clock tells them it’s only 4pm.
Bedtime and waking up in the morning is also a challenge for us as well.
Simply put, anything that’s scheduled to happen at a certain time, meals, school, therapy, bedtime ect, is all thrown off. Last year it took Gavin and Emmett weeks to adjust to the change.
So, time change, I feel that the obligatory, screw you, is called for here. Thank you for once again, disrupting our delicate balance and confusing the heck out of my kids. 😛
How do your kids adjust to the time change? Do you find it a challenge or do they adjust pretty well?
Any tricks or advice you would like to share with the rest of the class? I, for one, could definitely use it. 🙂