Adjusting to the time change gets harder with every year. I don’t remember it affecting Speck but Rita seems to have a built in clock and it takes a while for her to adjust also. When it gets to be 5:00, she is ready to eat and is pretty demanding about it. For a few weeks, she’ll get fed at 4:00, then I feel like she needs a spoonful or so of food later so she’s not starving by the time I feed her again in the morning. Vince and I always laugh because she goes to her food bowl and starts barking at almost exactly 5 p.m. and we try to tell her “it’s really 4!” but she never gets that. 🙂
Chad said they were going to try to leave before 6 this morning and I said “NO! That’s really 5.” They ended up leaving about 6:30. Nicole came upstairs and woke me about 6 . . which was way too early because we all stayed up too late last night.
For the first few months, Vince will say “It’s 6 but the real time is 5” and I keep saying “The real time is what time the clock says because that’s what we have to go by!” I laughed at myself when I told Chad last night “The real time is . . ” but on this first day, the real time is stuck in my head.
I’m betting today will be a good day for a nap.