1. Leaving family parties
If you’re Italian, you understand that goodbye never actually means goodbye. When you say goodbye, you will likely be leaving 2-6 hours later… There is a goodbye in the kitchen, one by the door, one on the porch, and so on…
2. You are told to lower your voice CONSTANTLY
Everyone just thinks you’re yelling at them…
3. Your family NEEDS to know every detail about your life
If you’re going out, you better believe that you are telling your mom EVERYTHING. Where? With who? When will you be back?
4. People always think you’re upset when you aren’t
“I’m not angry, this is just my face.”
5. You can out-eat the average family
Having a large appetite is a blessing and a curse.
6. Every teacher says, “How do you say your last name?”
When you hear your teacher reading down the name list and she pauses, you know you’re next.
7. You find out another one of your friends is your cousin on a weekly basis
Not to mention you have 8,000 aunts and uncles because your families friends are “relatives”.
8. SO many fridges
When your mom tells you to get something out of the fridge, you don’t know which of the 3 she is talking about.
9. You grow a unibrow in 4 days
At least big brows are in, am I right?
10. There’s never enough room inside during parties
During family parties at Nonna’s, you are packed in like sardines.