9.09.2010

Edna's Bed Lunch

I had trouble sleeping last night, and for some reason Bed Lunch popped into my mind. Edna's Bed Lunch. My Grandmother was the one who introduced us to the term and we used it through our entire childhood...all 5 of us. It was that little snack before you went to bed...the one that made it so you didn't fall asleep hungry. It was comforting. It was NEVER nutritious. EVER. I'd like to say we ate whole grain toast with homemade marmalade, or a bowl of fresh-picked strawberries...but Nah...we ate Poptarts, Devil Dogs, Ring Dings, Chips Space Food Sticks. With a glass of milk of course. :) If we were sleeping at Clarence and Edna's(our grandparents), we would sit on the couch with a TV tray and have some delectable over-processed treat with Orange-Ade or other soda. We survived. Perhaps with a few more cavities than our own kids...but we really turned out Ok! We tend to steer clear of sugary snacks at bedtime with our own kids...in fact I'm pretty strict about what they eat before bed. Hopefully they will still have happy memories of Bed Lunch...that comforting bedtime snack. Did you/do you have Bed Lunch?
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