Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bed Jumpers

Betthupferl {n} [regional]
bedtime candy [Am.]gastr.
bedtime sweet [Br.]gastr.

When we were very young, our parents followed the old German tradition of giving the children betthupferl, or bed jumpers, before we went to sleep. These were sweet treats meant to ensure sweet dreams. In our home, it was usually cookies with milk.

Eventually, our parents became more nutritionally and dental hygeinically savvy and abandoned the tradition, but it was fun while it lasted.

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