Our clock is sort of, well, sort of -- mysterious. Twice in recent memory it has advanced or fell behind by exactly an hour. Last fall it happened within a day of the time change.
As you can see by looking at it, it's a regular clock, purchased years ago. I'm fairly sure it doesn't contain some computer chip which synced it up to the official clock via those inscrutable microwaves that seem to control everything these days.
When I was changing some of the clocks last night before I went to bed, I decided to see what would happen to my mysterious clock, so I left it alone.
I guess it would make a much better story if it has sprung forward at 2:00am, but unfortunately it stayed the same. I manually turned it forward this morning before church.
I find the Spring transition much easier than the Fall one. The whole "gaining an hour of sleep" in the fall is completely lost on mothers whose children's internal clocks don't care what the real clock -- mysterious or ordinary -- says. But this morning, the internal clock worked in my favor, and Kyle slept in a bit.
Amanda may have trouble settling down at night (when the clock reads 8:45pm, but her body registers 7:45pm), but for Kyle this change has been a good one, and I'm okay with Amanda staying up and reading a bit later (but is it really later?).
As for me, I did not really "lose" an hour of sleep last night. Saturday morning I woke up before 4:00am. I had to be up at 5:45am for a meeting, but I couldn't go back to sleep. I finally got out of bed at 5:20am. So I was a little tired to say the least. I went to bed at 8:15pm to read, and knowing that time was going to spring forward as I slept, I turned off the lamp at 9:00pm (10:00pm, adjusted time) and enjoyed nine hours of sleep last night.
How did the change to Daylight Savings Time treat you this year?