Over the weekend, we tried to explain Daylight Savings and time changes to our daughter. When she wasn’t pleased with our answers we googled it. When she wasn’t pleased with Wikipedia’s answers we were stumped and got to listen to her ask, “Why!?!”, for the rest of the evening.
Toddlers are highly irrational and emotional beings but sometimes they are right. Why do we change the time twice a year? It just confuses and exhausts everyone. Wouldn’t it be better if we just did away with Daylight Savings and never had to change our clocks again?
Surprisingly, my three year old has a lot of opinions that I agree with. Here’s a list of my favorites.
Mud puddles should always be jumped in.
Tutus and glitter are always appropriate.
Daylight Savings is dumb.
Why do loved ones like grandparents live in different states and homes? Everyone should live in the same house.
Why are people mean? People should always be nice.
You should go to the playground at least 5 times a day.
It’s important to question everything.
There’s always time for just one more book.
I spend a lot of energy telling my daughter what to do, wishing she would stop questioning everything, and asking her to hurry up. When I take a step back, I’m able to see that she has some wonderful ideas and maybe I should try listening to her for a change. Except for bedtime. My daughter believes sleeping is evil whereas I know for a fact that it is pure heaven. This is one issue where we will just have to agree to disagree on.