We are working with a travel agent to plan next summer’s trip to Italy, and she requested that everyone in the family fill out a questionnaire. It includes things like favorite travel memories, things you like to do, your style, most important hotel amenity, and more.
“Mom, what’s an ‘amenity’?”
“Mom, what’s an ‘indulgence’?”
“Ohhhh…. Chocolate!” They simultaneously scribbled away.
My fourteen-year-old got to: “Check One: Flip-Flops and Beer? Or Sport Coat and Wine?”
“I’m definitely a sport-coat-and-wine guy.” Check. Meanwhile, his heels hung over the back edge of blue, too-small-by-the-end-of-summer flip-flops. And he was wearing a Green Bay Packers t-shirt for the second or third time this week. “Yeah, totally see myself in a sport coat with a glass of wine like this…”
He posed. Very sophisticated.
“I’m not answering that one,” said his thirteen-year-old brother. “I’m a non-alcoholic kind of guy.”
Then he got to “Is there anything else we should know in planning your trip to Italy?”
“I don’t like Italian food.” He grinned, “That’ll really throw her for a loop!”