Really telling time. Not just reading the numbers off a digital clock.
I’ve heard people talk about how “kids these days” are growing up not knowing how to tell time from an actual analog clock.
Well, whose fault is that?
Sure, our phones, DVRs, alarm clocks and microwaves all have a digital clock built into them. But, when did people stop wearing watches and hanging up real clocks in their houses?
Personally, I love the look of an analog clock in most any room. The design is so much nicer than a digital clock.
And, I’m sorry, but a digital watch is best suited for working out, not everyday use. (One person recently asked me why I would even wear a watch if I always had my phone on me. Ugh.)
G is a first grader, so he knows how to count by 5s. He also has a good concept of time. He knows when we should leave for school in the morning, what time soccer starts, and when it’s time to go upstairs to get ready for bed. I love the fact that he’s constantly telling me what time it is. (Saves me the hassle of turning around to see the clock at dinnertime or lifting my shirt to peek at my watch. See, I don’t always have my phone on me.)
Let’s embrace telling time on a real clock. I love digital, but it’s just not as pretty or romantic as a clock with numbers and hands.
And while we’re talking clocks, don’t forget to turn them back an hour for Daylight Savings Time, if you haven’t already, and you live in an area that observes DST.