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Time To Hit The Hay

Well, well, it is finally Sunday night here. I was just thinking of Dad, he would always say "time to hit the hay" and to this day I have no clue who started that phrase but it has changed a little over the decades, I think that now they say "hit the sack" instead. I wonder if there is a new variation ... hmmmm.

I find it so hilarious that the same expression changes up for each new decade. I guess it has to in order to keep up with the newest slang words.

So what do you say when you are tired and are ready for bed?

Just so you know, I do not say anything, 4leggers could care less about the words I utter, they pay closer attention to my actions.

Well, on that note, nity nite, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite ... gotta wonder about that one too.



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MommyCharm wrote on February 9, 2015, 12:02 AM

I used to say "hit the sack" but now I would simply say "slumber time". Have a good night's sleep!

valmnz wrote on February 9, 2015, 12:15 AM

Not sure that I say more than off to bed now, but I have used both those expressions in the past.

cheri wrote on February 9, 2015, 1:14 AM

I don't use idioms at home. I would rather tell the kids that its time to go to bed!

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 9, 2015, 9:46 AM

I usually just say time for bed, I read somewhere that hit the hay came about because at one time mattress were stuffed with hay to make them soft when people made their own.

crowntower wrote on February 9, 2015, 10:59 AM

Lol! I just throw myself to bed and hug my pillow and stuff toy utter a prayer and thank God Jesus for always saving the day, and I am in dream land. LOL! Hehehhehehe... that is how when I am so tired from work specially in a long hours of travel.

LilyDay wrote on February 9, 2015, 1:22 PM

Usually, when I can no longer really keep my eyes open, I just mutter something at the cats about not waking me before a reasonable hour. This is met with kitty laughter from the girls. A few hours later, they wake me with their wild cat antics.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 9, 2015, 3:38 PM

K, that's a new one to me ... I suppose since I don't have kids I've missed out on a lot of new variations.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 9, 2015, 3:40 PM

I suppose when a person has other people around that would be the simplest thing to say.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 9, 2015, 3:41 PM

That makes sense, mom would do the same when I was small, it was just my dad who'd come up with those phrases.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 9, 2015, 3:43 PM

That makes a heep of sense, dad was a country boy from the 1920s so perhaps his folks made their own too.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 9, 2015, 3:45 PM

Lucky you, I never can get to sleep that quickly regardless of how hard I work, I always have to have the TV on to make me sleepy.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 9, 2015, 3:47 PM

Yikes, that doesn't sound like fun for ya, lucky for me the pups sleep when I do and Boobear doesn't have anyone to play with so she sleeps too.

LilyDay wrote on February 9, 2015, 4:28 PM

The boy snuggles up and sleeps, but one or both of the girls will launch into their antics. I can usually get the "baby" settled back in with a warm blankie and some cartoons on the television. However, it takes longer to get the elder girl settled back in.

allen0187 wrote on February 11, 2015, 9:51 PM

I use to say and I still do, 'time for some shut eye', when going to sleep. 'Hit the hay' and 'hit the sack' just doesn't sound right , at least to me... well, to each his own.