I received this e-mail recently, I love it!
Here’s The Difference Between Us…
AMERICAN KIDS: Move out when they’re 18 with the full support of their parents.
ITALIAN KIDS: Move out when they’re 28, having saved enough money for a house,and are two weeks away from getting married….. unless there’s room in the basement for the newlyweds.
AMERICAN KIDS: When their Mom visits them, she brings a Bundt cake, you have coffee, and chat.
ITALIAN KIDS: When their Mom visits them, she brings 3 days worth of food, begins to tidy up, dust, do the laundry, and rearrange the furniture.
AMERICAN KIDS: Their dads always call before they come over to visit them, and it’s usually only on special occasions.
ITALIAN KIDS: Are not at all fazed when their dads show up, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00 am, and start pruning the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he’ll plant some.
AMERICAN KIDS: Always pay retail, and look in the Yellow Pages when they need to have something done.
ITALIAN KIDS: Call their dad or uncle, and ask for another dad’s, or uncle’s, phone number to get it done.
AMERICAN KIDS: Will come over for cake and coffee, and get only cake and coffee. No more.
ITALIAN KIDS: Will come over for cake and coffee, and get antipasto, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, a cannoli, fruit, and espresso.
AMERICAN KIDS: Will greet you with “Hello” or “Hi.”
ITALIAN KIDS: Will give you a big hug, a kiss on your cheek, and a pat on your back.
AMERICAN KIDS: Have never seen you cry.
ITALIAN KIDS: Cry with you.
AMERICAN KIDS: Eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft mushy white bread.
ITALIAN KIDS: Eat Genoa Salami and Provolone sandwiches on crusty Italian bread (for breakfast).
Ya Gotta Love Us!!!
Don’t miss out…
Go visit an Italian today!!
Once we meet…
You’ll never be a stranger…
You’re part of our family now, and…
“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed
on the anvil of everyday living.” ~ Chuck Swindoll
“God decided in advance
to adopt us into His own family
by bringing us to Himself
through Jesus Christ.
This is what He wanted to do,
and it gave Him great pleasure.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, 18
“These commandments that I give you today
are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down
and when you get up.
Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight,
so that it may go well with you
and you may go in
and take over the good land
the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors,“