October 11, 2016

Noticing the Differences

Since moving, Cooper and Lily have noticed that funniest differences between Germany and the US that I wouldn't have even thought about. I love the way their minds work. Enjoy!

  • Shortly before flying to the states, we stayed at a cabin in the woods near an awesome ropes course. We did the ropes course with Cooper, which involved several super long zip lines that Cooper loved. As we were driving from our hotel to his grandparent's house he exclaimed super excitedly "Look mom!! All the houses in America have zip-lines running to them! You can ride a zip line to your house here!" (In Germany, the power lines are all buried underground). 
  • As we pass random people on the street or in stores, we get big smiles and "Hello, how are you". Cooper and Lily both asked me at different times "do you know him/her?"
  • Ice. Lily can't get enough of it. "Why do people like their drinks so cold here". I think she mostly is loving the ice maker on the fridge. (Ice was hard to come by in Europe). 
  • "Why is it so cold in every building in America? This must be the coldest place on earth," they said every time we walked into our hotel hallway.  
  • "Mom! I just saw the coolest bird! It was RED! Really, it was!" Cooper shouted as a cardinal flew by our window. Honestly, I don't remember any red birds in Germany so I can understand the surprise for them. 
  • "What is that smell! It is awful!", both were amazed at how awful skunks smell.  
  • "Mom! They have squirrels! Look, look, a squirrel!" 
  • After warning my kids about poison ivy, all ivy plants are poisonous. 
  • When getting ready to take a trip for fall break, I told the kids we're going on a little vacation. Cooper asked "to Majorca?" No, honey, close but not quite. To Tennessee. 

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