You spent your entire childhood thinking what you ate for lunch was pronounced “sangwich.”
Your family pet understands Italian.
Every Sunday afternoon of your childhood was spent visiting your Nonna and Nonno.
You’ve experienced the phenomena of 150 people fitting into 50 square feet of yard during a family cookout.You thought salami, capacollo, pancetta and prosciutto hanging out to dry from your cantina was absolutely normal.
You ate pasta for dinner at least three times a week, and every Sunday.
You were as tall as your Nonna by the age of seven.
You thought everyone’s last name ended in a vowel.
Your Mom’s main hobby is cleaning.
You never knew what to expect when you opened the margarine, after all you thought washing out and reusing margarine containers was normal.
You never ate meat on Christmas Eve or any Friday for that matter.
You drink vino on a regular basis.
You were beaten at least once with a wooden spoon or broom.
You were surprised to find out that vino was actually sold in stores because your dad or nonno would always make homemade vino.
You ate your salad after the main course.
You drink espresso every single day of your life.
You thought Catholic was the only religion in the world.
You thought every meal had to be eaten with a bread in your left hand.
Your Nonna never threw anything away, you thought seeing washed plastic bags hanging on the clothes line was normal.
You have at least one relative who came over on the boat.At least one of your family members fought in a World War.
You have family members named Tony, Frank or Joe.
You have relatives who aren’t really your relatives.
You have relatives you don’t speak to.
You thought that everyone made homemade sugo.
You grew up in a house with a yard that didn’t have one patch of dirt that didn’t have a flower or a vegetable growing out of it.
Your nonni’s furniture was as comfortable as sitting on plastic.
You thought that talking loud was normal.When you speak you mix Italian words with English words.
You thought sugared almonds and the Tarantella were common at all weddings.
You thought everyone got pinched on the cheeks and money stuffed in their pockets by their relatives.There was a crucifix in every room of the house, including the cantina.
When you had a bad headache it was considered that someone gave you the “malocchio.”
Your mother is overly protective of the males in the family no matter how old they are.
You eat Nutella as a snack.
Boys didn’t do house work because it was women’s work.
You couldn’t date a boy without getting approval from your father unless he was Italian.
Every condition, ailment, misfortune, memory loss and was attributed to the fact that you didn’t eat something.