Wednesday, January 14

ricordi i giochi

Punkette brought me some homework from her scuola materna the other day. The teachers or perhaps a parent volunteer are organizing a collection of stories from the parents about what they used to play back in the day, when they were wee little children. In the eyes of my two punks, this is called "the olden days." Don't know where they got that from.

So, I set out to describe what great fun I used to have as a child. Well, all kinds of games were played. But something that I could describe, in Italian, to the nuns and dozens of sweet innocent 3-5 year olds, not to mention all the nosy parents.

I took the easy route and told them that I liked jumping rope with my friends (I really did) and wrote out the words to two of the songs we used to sing (Down In the Valley and Cinderella, classics!) and taught them to Punkette so she could sing them to the class when it came time to present her Mamma's story.

I thought it best.

Better than the stories that first came to mind. Which I'll get to, I promise, but first I must tell you about the ditch.

We're sorry. This broadcast has been interrupted by a workout. This is not an effective workout, but a fruitless attempt on the part of the author to firm up her flab before her brother's wedding in 6 weeks. We repeat, this is not an effective workout. Had this been an effective workout, the workouts would have commenced months ago and with a frequency of 3-5 times a week.


  1. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Baby steps, Pilgram, baby steps.
    Workouts A-gh-h-h, never do them and it shows.

  2. Beautiful photo.

    How's that workout working for you, Woman? ;O)

  3. The workout went well and then the rest of my evening was shot picking up the punks from tennis, dinner, and a parent meeting at school. I'll finish writing about the ditch tomorrow (I know you're all holding your breath).

  4. That is hilarious that you call them punks.

  5. Congratulations on the work out. And do stay at it..i have been dropping in and out of work out regimens. More out than in !

    Also, congraulations on your brother's wedding !! Where is it happeninig ?!?

    And the skip rhyme tellinng idea is swell..!!

  6. Witty and well written post. I enjoyed the memories it generated. Thanks so much for joining in da Comfort Spiral! :-> Aloha

  7. i am anxiously awaiting the ditch story, but i guess i can be patient if a workout is called for.

  8. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Funny! Very visual, nice!

    Sometimes I get onto the bandwagon of 'tummy- trimming' workouts too but the one that has, seemingly, worked for me, is the piggy back rides that's the exclusive right of my son.

  9. You should try the 30 day shred. It's over in 20 minutes. I've been doing it for 2 weeks and have noticed a little difference in my pants (with NO dieting).

    I'll be back for the ditch story.


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