It was a gorgeous weekend here in Italy. I'd love to tell you we spent the weekend doing something fun and exciting but we were stuck in the house attempting to get our two year old potty trained. All the windows were open all weekend because the weather was beautiful and that is what you do here (no air conditioning, remember). We live on a fairly busy city street and I can only imagine what the Italians walking by thought when they heard what was going on in our house. It is times like these that I am thankful for the language barrier. Hopefully only a few understood the joyous yells of "Yay, you put it in the potty!!"
Glamorous, isn't it?
We did escape for a bit Saturday night and went out with friends for an amazing dinner. Two courses of seafood and endless wine. When the waiter put the first course in front of me, most of the food was looking at me. Lots of heads still on the fish, whole octopus, whole shrimp. When I say whole, I mean the entire thing, head, eyes, everything. The second course was much the same. I got over it quickly and it was delicious. We left the restaurant after 1:00 and bicycled home, riding past the moat of the 13th century castle on the way. Quite surreal after being away for a month.
But back to today. Here is my project for today. This is the list of school supplies for my son. The only thing in English is the supplies used for English class. Lovely.
2 BOOKS WITH 1CM SQUARES
2 BOOKS WITH LARGE, WIDE LINES (RIGHE DI 5°)
1 QUADERNO A QUADRETTONI GRANDI ;
4 QUADERNI A RIGHE DI 1°;
1 QUADERNINO PICCOLO (RIGHE O QUADRETTI) DA UTILIZZARE COME DIARIO;
1 CARTELLINA CON ELASTICO;
ALBUM DA DISEGNO FOGLI LISCI
1 QUADERNO A QUADRETTONI GRANDI
1 RACCOGLITORE GRANDE AD ANELLE CON CARPETTINE TRASPARENTI
So I thought, no problem, I'll just type it into google translate.
Right. Check out the google translation...
ITALIAN1 notebook A LARGE plaid;
4 PAPERS OF STRIPED 1;
1 SMALL notebooks (rows or squares) HOW TO USE DIARY;
1 CARD WITH ELASTIC;
Sketchbook smooth leaves
1 notebook A LARGE quadrettoni
1 LARGE RING BINDER WITH TRANSPARENT CARPETTINE
And so I'm off to the Italian store to find a "card with elastic", a "large plaid notebook", and a "stetchbook with smooth leaves".
Wish me luck.
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