So yesterday marked six months in Germany for us. What a ride it has been. I figured I would let you all know what six months in Germany has taught me.
1. Wiesbaden is one of the most expensive places Ever!
2. Germany has some of the most spectacular sights you could ever imagine. I have so many more that I want to see.
3. That Germans have the best toilets at the Old American Arms Hotel! My kids would always have to pee downstairs in the morning just for the freaking toilet and watch it clean itself. Every mothers dream. ( you can see in video below)
4. Spongebob in German is even funnier
(this covers our first three weeks, spongebob and self cleaning potty)
5. That Milka makes the best chocolate EVER!!!!!
6. That German Children ride city buses starting at age 6 or so by themselves to go to school. That we as Americans are way more over protective of our children.
7. You hardly ever see a German child throwing a fit out in public.
8. I have loosened my grip on the kids and have started letting them be more independent. Thank you to the German Lady in Garmisch for teaching me German philosophy and what the parenting mentality is here. I love it!
9. My children are getting older and to cool to say goodbye and I love you. So now we say it in German Ich liebe dich.
11. More self reliance and independence. For those back home out of site out of mind. Here it is more acquaintance. Granted we get invited to do things but alot of times Paul is gone or we have plans already made. We don’t have a built in baby sitter. So I have just come accustomed to doing it myself.
12. Being away from friends and family can make your marriage stronger. We are better and happier than we have been in a long time. Don’t get me wrong I miss my family. Well most of them. I miss my friends. Paul and I have cut out the drama makers and the Peace is Fab!
13. Farmers Markets. Love the Farmers Markets!
14. The Gelato Truck. Kids favorite
I am excited to see where the next 6, 12, 18 months take us. I am hoping to find our groove a bit more but am loving the is experience. I do have days of home sick and found my grandparents and sister to be the ones to answer our calls. For that I am thankful. I am thankful for this experience. Nothing like being able to travel Europe so cheap. We have plans to visit Paris, Brussels, Austria, Czech Republic, London, Ireland, Amsterdam,Greece, and Italy. While visiting more of Germany. There is a ton to do with it not being so far away.