“Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. For example: “Don’t you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?”
Most kids mutter Mama and Dada when they begin to mix words that people actually understand with their baby gibberish, but who remembers the very first word a baby SPELLS?
My parents did, and my first special word was P-I-Z-Z-A! Yes, Mom & Dad fondly told me that PIZZA was the first string of letters that tumbled out of my 75% Italian little mouth as I was learning the art of spelling.
(ITALIAN LESSON: WORD = PAROLA)
MMMMMM pizza. I still love it, and quite often I have what I call “sauce cravings”. But back to P-I-Z-Z-A! There’s nothing worth singeing the roof your mouth like a delicious, cheesy, greasy slice of New York style Ah’Pizz!
Well, ciao and chow — it’s time for me to go grab a slice or two (this photo of my ooey gooey friend in all its splendor made me hungry).
I’d love to hear your first words (said or spelled) – OR – just share what toppings you’d like on your ‘ZA in the comments spot below. GRAZIE!