Monday, March 12, 2012

Daylight Savings and Autism Do Not Mesh

There is no way in hell that whoever came up with Daylight Savings Time had a kid with autism. No way! 

Cody got a Talking Atomic Watch for Christmas and Don and I have been trying to set it ahead an hour without success. Don even broke out the instruction pamphlet and read it and everybody on this planet knows men would rather not have to read (or ask for) directions.

Do you realize what Cody's talking watch being incorrect means to those around him? It means that we have listened to Cody grunch and worry since early Sunday morning. (And yes, grunch is a word at our house.)

If we do not get the correct time on his watch by the end of the evening, I am going to take a hammer to it, order Cody a new one and have him keep popping Prilosec for his ulcer until it comes in the mail.


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Now you all know how I feel about Daylight Savings Time...and Talking Atomic Watches.

6 comments:

Carolinaheartstrings said...

Oh boy! Hope you are successful with that. Poor Cody
And poor you!

Papa Bear said...

Daylight Savings has always been difficult for GL. It doesn't matter if we're springing forward or falling back, he doesn't like having his schedule changed.

We bought an atomic clock about ten years ago. It automatically adjusts itself for Daylight Savings. I liked having a clock that was always right, so I bought an atomic watch (not talking). It was great for about a year, and then the battery died. I changed the battery, but could never get it to the right time again. If I set it to the right time, it would reset itself to the wrong time. Not just the wrong time zone, but off by some odd number, like 23 minutes. If I reset it, it would go back to being wrong by the exact same amount. I gave up and bought another atomic watch. It did the same thing. I still have my atomic clock, and it still works just fine, but I gave up on atomic watches.

Lizbeth said...

I'm laughing with you. Gawd, that was funny. And I so know what you mean. I hope it works and if not let me know where to send money.

Kristi said...

Spare the watch from the hammer, because it will be correct again in the fall. I'd hate to think you'd have to go through this again in several months.

Marsupial Mama said...

**lol** I'm glad my kids still don't know enough about time to have it concern them!! Hope you guys fix the watch situation soon!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

Marshall has a watch and time obsession too. He's not allowed to wear a watch at school because he looks at it too often. He takes it off the last second in car rider line and puts it back on the SECOND he gets back in the vehicle....

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