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

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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The things Nonna says ... ai, ai, ai

 
 


So, we're sitting around the dinner table on a Sunday talking about this and that. We're at my parents' house, which means Nonna is running back and forth to the kitchen, bringing in plates of food and telling everyone to mangia, mangia! The topic shifts to Nicholas, who is in the middle of college applications.

Nonna bustles in.

"Who are you going to sleep with in college?" Nonna asks Nicholas, as she grabs a plate and heads back to the kitchen.

We all freeze. No one says anything. At all. Then someone giggles, and before you know it we're all giggling because, really, what else can you do with such a question?

And Nonno -- who has been married to Nonna for a long, long time -- clarifies things.

"Uh, Nonna? You might want to watch your word choice," he calls. Then he looks at Nicholas. "She really wants to know who is going to be your roommate in college."

Oh! Roommate. Right.

Whew.


3 comments:

tiziana said...

AH! AH! Bellissimo!!! Ho veramente visto tutta la scena come fosse un film... Non potevi descrivere meglio Millie...E' ESATTAMENTE COSI'!!! Dwight come al solito è favoloso.
Mi immagino la faccia di tutti voi, soprattutto quella di Nicholas.

mamma said...

Mma mia!!!! This crazy English language can have so many meanings and can get me in trouble so easirmently....
Dear Nicholas, aren't you glad that nonna is giving you so many fond memories?

Bacini NONNA

mamma said...

I do not know what happened in the previous message, but this is the correct version. ( My computer has been acting strangely lately).

MAMMA MIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This crazy English language can have so many meanings and can get me in trouble so easily!
Dear Nicholas, aren't you glad that nonna is giving you so many fond memories??

Bacini. NONNA