An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Survival 101

-tell boys to put on swim trunks
-provide them with buckets, sponges, soap
-park family van in driveway
-place every trash can from house in driveway
-give instructions to wash family van and all house trash cans
-lock back door
-have delicious, frothy cappuccino...ignore any and all knocking on back door.


Tiziana said...

Troppo bello! Sai che anch'io ho "imparato" dalla Millie a farmi un delizioso cappuccino due volte al giorno? Me lo godo tutto e anche Martha alla sera viene a berne uno speciale.
Sono ormai una cappuccino-dipendente.
Bell'idea chiudere la porta sul retro, se necessario ti suggerisco anche i tappi nelle orecchie.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El) said...

I swear, when we were young, my mom used to lock the screen door and we had to knock to be let in.

I wonder what she was doing in there...

Actually, there were four of us then, so I'm guessing dishes and laundry...but maybe not.

If I drive my little Civic down will your boys wash it for me? I'd be good with a glass of iced tea...

Suburban Correspondent said...

Oh, my goodness - I must add this to my list.

Kathryn said...

and when we would beat on the door begging for a drink of water my Mom would say "theres a hose, use it"!

GrandmaK said...

What a plan!!!! :) Cathy

Ua said...

Anch'io sono cappuccino-dipendente due volte al giorno! Peter ha un "cappuccino-radar"... ogni volta che preparo il mio cappuccino, lui si sveglia dal suo pisolino! Birichino lui! Povera me!

Kim H. said...

Um, you're pretty much a genius...and my hero all rolled in to one! :)