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12 Things Only Children With German Parents Understand

Because tea is not a cure-all medicine.

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1. You took a city bus to school

Most Germans grow up taking the city bus instead of the yellow bus. For those of us who grew up with German parents here in the US, it may have been difficult to convince them that this isn't the norm. A 5-year-old on the bus alone is completely normal, they say. And if you don't want to take the bus...

8. You looked forward to the first day of school / Via Roger Rössing

The first day of elementary school meant one thing: Schultüte, or school cones. These cardboard cones are filled with candy and toys and take away the first day terror.

11. You learned all of your major life lessons from these three / Via WDR

Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Program with the Mouse) is kind of like Rugrats, Bill Nye, and Seasame Street all rolled into one glorious show.

12. You looked forward to December 6 more than December 25

December 6th is St Nicholas Day, which means when you wake up your shoes should be full of delicious candy. Since all of your Christmas presents are opened on December 24th, the 25th is usually a let down.

Written By Lauren Rogers