Top 6 Things Italian Kids Couldn’t Do Growing Up

There are certain things that Italian kids just couldn't do growing up! Here are the top 6!

1. Talk back

Talking back wasn’t an option in Italian homes unless you wanted the spoon, belt, or whatever other household weapon your family could find. You were only allowed the last word in your head!

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2. Wear a hat at the table

In Italian culture, wearing a hat at the table is considered extremely disrespectful. You likely automatically knew to take your hat off when eating!

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3. Have sleepovers

Sleepovers? Good one. You weren’t sleeping anywhere unless it was at Nonna’s house!

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4. Eat Prosciutto or any lunch meat without bread

You knew to never try to sneak a piece of prosciutto without bread! Many Italian immigrants did not grow up wealthy, so eating bread with meat was a rule because it filled you faster!

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5. Leave a light on when leaving a room

Even if you were walking out of a room for .4 seconds, you knew to turn the light off or you wouldn’t hear the end of it!

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6. Quit anything

Whether it was a sport or any other activity, if you joined it, you better stay with it until you move out!

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