Painted Maypole has taken over the hosting role of Monday Missions and today's challenge is to post in the form of a news article.
Future of Daylight Savings Time Unclear
Local and national government offices have been flooded with thousands of emails, phone calls, and letters from angry parents fed up with Daylight Savings Time. Parents want to see an end to the time change and site over-tired, cranky, crabby, unmanageable children as the reason. Officials are asking why the parents don't just put the children to bed a bit later so that they get up later and are not so cranky. One parent said in response, "Yeah, I've tried that. I'm not an idiot. I put my kids to bed a half an hour later than normal, and that same night one got up to go pee-pee, one decided to start up his night-time feedings again, and the third woke up because of the other two. Plus, they all still got up at the same time and were even more tired than usual because of the postponed bedtime." Another parent added, "It is intolerable cruelty to enforce Daylight Savings Time on a Sunday when parents have to take whining, exhausted children to church and sit through an hour of public meltdowns after waking up at 4:30 A.M.." I think one parent summed it up best when he said, "Daylight Savings Time is a smoldering pile of crap."
Officials will meet early next week to discuss Daylight Savings Time and attempt to reach a decision on if it is a benefit to anyone anymore. Clearly, the fate of Daylight Savings Time is up in the air.