As most of us know very, very well, Daylight Savings is a conspiracy created to keep us parents (alright, mothers) too tired to start the revolution. And it works. Just ask Ireland Baldwin—or anyone with a baby, toddler, or even teenager this week. Because Daylight Saving Time is THE WORST.
If you have a baby, you know things are just orders of magnitude worse. Babies require routine, and DST eats routines for breakfast. In a hilariously relatable Instagram post, Ireland Baldwin wrote about her first Daylight Savings with her five-month-old daughter, Holland, and even though she’s a rich and famous celebrity, know that she’s really down here in the trenches with the rest of us.
“Daylight savings really busted my ass today. Just when I think I have a grip on this baby schedule, nap time went too late,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself holding the baby and looking, for lack of a better term, like she hasn’t slept once in all her life.
She continued, “This morning was a sh*tshow. This whole day felt long as hell. Then when I googled why this is a thing… I got so mad.”
Alluding to the creator of Daylight Savings, George Vernon Hudson, she wrote, “George… are you for real GEORGE?!!!! BUGS GEORGE?!?! I thought this was because of some scientist’s discovery or some noteworthy historical event but no. IT’S BECAUSE GEORGE LIKES BUGS.”
She added, “HOW BOUT YOU COME PUT MY GRUMPY, MISSED HER REGULAR NAP, OVERTIRED 5 MONTH OLD DOWN FOR A NAP, GEORGE?!”
This isn’t the first time Baldwin has kept things real after welcoming her daughter to the world. Back in May, she opened up about her thoughts about her postpartum body after giving birth.
“Nothing ever mattered until that moment,” she wrote. “I found it quite sad how women would go out of their way to tell me what was going to happen to my body. How a baby would negatively impact my relationship. How my body would fall apart. My tits would sag to my knees. How I’ll never sleep again.
“Our bodies are different,” she continues. “No one ‘wins.’ This isn’t a contest.”
Now, back to DST. Hey George, we’ve all got some responsibilities you could take care of while we take some well-deserved naps. The bugs can wait.