...the sooner it will be morning. How many mothers have said that to their children on a night when the children are so excited about something, like Christmas?
I know my mother did. The first time I recall was on Christmas Eve. I was, of course, watching through the window next to the bed looking for that sleigh and then the noise on the roof. This was about 9 p.m. Of course I was antsy, and mom came in and told me "The sooner you get to sleep, the sooner it will be morning."
Well, I still think about that since I really don't sleep well at night. I keep repeating the mantra: The sooner you get to sleep, the sooner it will be morning. I know it works, but for me, now in my dotage, getting to sleep at all is the problem.
Elder folks don't sleep, they nap.