Monday, November 5, 2007

Thanks, Ben Franklin, for a Lousy Night!

Dear Mr. Franklin,

I know that Daylight Savings Time was your brain child. Well, it might have worked for you stronger, Colonial types; those of us, however, in the 21st century are not robust like that. We, sir, are soft folks; those who do not get up at the crow of the cock and do not toil in fields for our food. We are quite thankful for many of your inventions, like bifocals and electricity and, to be frank, those inventions are part of the reason we are not brawny and rugged enough to endure DST.

For instance, this morning, at 3:45am, my ten month old son, woke because his wee body felt it was nearly 5:00am. Ben, may I call you that?, I understand that you were something of a man who liked to imbibe, as well as a lady's man, a playa' if you will, so I think you understand what it is to need your rest. I NEED TO SLEEP, sir. Desperately.

My son is teething. He has a bad cold. I do not get a lot of sleep right now and this DST is not helping. So, I am hoping that you can contact some of your ghost buddies who can get in touch with the White House and have them rescind this ridiculous practice of Spring Ahead, Fall Back. I just cannot take another disruption in my nights that are fraught with them all ready.

There is no need to reply if you are able to work out the problem as stated above. Thanks for your time and I am quite sorry for interrupting your eternal rest but I think you must understand the importance of a letter in changing the world.

Yours truly,
Toni

7 comments:

Patois said...

I so hear you. Sorry about the little guy having such problems. I hope he naps a nice long one today at a perfect time for you to join in.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Oh, honey. So many mamas are feeling the same way!

Lets go dance on his grave.

Kellan said...

This letter was hysterical!!! "Well, it might have worked for you stronger, Colonial types; those of us, however, in the 21st century are not robust like that. We, sir, are soft folks; those who do not get up at the crow of the cock and do not toil in fields for our food. We are quite thankful for many of your inventions, like bifocals and electricity and, to be frank, those inventions are part of the reason we are not brawny and rugged enough to endure DST." - this whole paragraph was PERFECT and totally funny. The last one was as well. I loved it! See ya.

MamaMichelsBabies said...

Amen. Just that. Amen.

And while we are writing letters, can we write one to the horrible people at the tv stations that already have my kids asking about Christmas?

Hope lil man gets to feeling better so you can too.

Nap Warden said...

I second that motion!!!

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WorksForMom said...

Oh DST stinks. My son normally gets up at 5:30, today he crowed at 4:30. I am feeling your pain Toni.

Let us know Mr. Franklin's response. :)