The very best thing we spent our money
on in 2012 were the washing machines we
gave our boys for their respective birthdays.
I did their laundry for 22 long years.
During the last years they either played basketball
or worked out every single day of the week.
They sweat a lot and my laundry pile
was getting higher and
smelling worse every year.
When they moved to Germany and started
coming home with these huge bags
of dirty laundry, I finally came to the point
where I had enough.
And honestly, who wants a man that
cannot take care of his own dirty socks
and underwear these days!?
We bought a no name machine on sale
for son number one and son number
two bought the machine
from the previous renter for a nice price.
For the first time in a long, long time
I feel like I now have my laundry under control
and it feels so, so good!
The second thing that was really worth
the money was my subscription to Audible.de.
We love audiobooks!
We listen to them in the car, sometimes
during lunchtime and almost every
night in bed. It calms them down.
Listening to German audiobooks
makes language learning so much easier
for my kids. I normally burn the stories
on CDs and they both have their own
CD player discman with headphones.
Downloading an audiobook never costs
you more than 9.95 €. Shorter children's
books cost less. It is really worth
The third great investment for my family was the
soy milk maker we bought in July.
I normally make fresh soy/rice/almond milk
two or three times a week.