I just found this list this week about how to be German. Now, while this is just a bit of fun, I think it is spot on! These characteristics are things we have noticed about the Germans. It is what makes them lovely or annoying (depending on what you like). Some of those habits we have already got used to and have taken on ourselves as a family.
I am just going to comment on some of the things we have found to be true so far.
Put on your house shoesGermans do wear slippers or house shoes whenever indoors. Kindergarten kids wear slippers. They even have pairs of slippers for guests. While we don't necessarily wear house shoes at home (we like the barefoot look), we do wear some much more often than in our previous house.
Eat a long breakfast
|(Source: Deutsch perfekt (10/2012), Illustration : Bernhard Förth)|