How come you made it get dark so early? Daddy said we had to change the clocks for daylight saving time, but ever since he changed all the clocks in the house, the sun goes down even sooner! I hardly got any time to play outside at all when Mommy said I had to come in, and poor Ranger has to go to his outside bathroom when it’s cold and dark. I wouldn’t like to go to the bathroom in the dark, but that’s because I think I might miss. Ranger has the whole big yard, so he can’t miss, and he doesn’t have to remember to put the grass back down when he’s done.
When it gets dark very early, I don’t get to ride my bike as much. My friends all have to go inside too, and I don’t get to play hide and seek, even though it would be a lot funner to play hide and seek in the dark when it’s easier to hide. I can play with my toys inside and that’s okay, but I like it better when I get to play with my friends. Sometimes, I ask Danny if he wants to play with me, but he only likes to play his video games.
Mommy and Daddy sometimes play with me too, but they don’t know how to do it right, like when we play with action figures, Daddy always makes the guys do the wrong thing for a joke and he won’t do it right, and Mommy doesn’t even know which ones are the good guys and which ones are evil. Ranger likes to play, but he thinks my toys are yummy, so I have to be very super careful and when he tries to sneak a toy into the corner where he can chew on it without anyone watching, it’s up to me to stop him and sometimes I have to be serious and cross and tell him “No.”
I don’t want it to be summer all the time, because playing in leaves is fun and snow is fun too. In the summer, we get lots and lots of sunshine, and sometimes it’s too much because its still bright even at bedtime and Mommy says she doesn’t care if it is still sunny because it’s time for bed so march, young man. If it’s okay with you, would you mind moving the sun around so we had lots of daytime but not too much all the time and we wouldn’t have to make all the clocks different and save our daylight?