My kids are sleeping and Loretta, our elderly Italian neighbour, is outside on the street shrieking at her granddaughter.  As she always does.  She watches the kid all day, every day.  And shrieks at her pretty much all day, every day.  I just wish she’d quit during my kids’ naptime.

Naomi asked today why she yells so much.  I said I think it’s because she has trouble hearing.  It could also just be the language barrier, the way American tourists shout everywhere they go to make themselves better understood.  I heard her speaking in Italian this morning and she was definitely much quieter.

“Mia, Mia, Mia!!!” 

Her granddaughter’s name is Mia.


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