Sandman I never thought I would write to the Sandmännchen, but I had to. My daughter submitted a lovely picture by post to them, and I felt obliged to write them a mail asking whether the picture will be shown on television or not. It is a question of how long we have to cross our fingers and hold our breath before the picture is aired. :) Since most of you are probably not too familiar with the German Sandmännchen (sandman), it is a television show which I believe originally started in East Germany. It is extremely popular with very young children and airs daily for ten minutes at at 6.50 PM, just in time for bed. The lead in to the actual show is done by a human who shows a couple of drawings that children have supposedly submitted. The question is of course, when were those pictures submitted? Are they current or ancient?

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