We changed our bedroom clock before we went to bed last night to reflect the "falling back" one hour in the clocks this weekend. We did NOT, however, change any of the other clocks in the house.
Our bedroom clock is set 50 minutes fast. This gives me some pause, especially in the early mornings. In order to determine the correct time, I simply add ten minutes, then subtract the hour. For instance, if it says the time is 6:30, adding 10 minutes would be 6:40, and subtracting the hour would make it 5:40. Convaluted, I know... but that's me.
This morning, however, I struggled with the concept of "correct" time. Buddy bounded in like he usually does on the weekends -- bright, cheerful, a tad loud, and very enthusiastic about the day ahead. "Mom! Can we eat beckfist?!" I could hear the girls playing in the other room, and knew they sent the "most likely to succeed" in to ask the question.
I blearily turned to the clock -- Ok, so... our clock says 7:30am... add ten minutes...subtract the hour... ok, it's 6:40am... but we didn't change the kid's alarm clocks, so they're an hour ahead still... unless they changed them... and it's awfully light out... and I'm mighty sleepy still... and they're mighty awake... ummm...
"Ughmp. Um... just a couple more mintues, ok?"