Weekends in Milan are about as much fun as having sand in your underpants. We have just spent the last 2 weekends in Milan and I can assure you for someone who lives in this city it’s 2 weekends too many. Saturday morning I woke up and decided that I was going to organize something really special to do with my darling little terror twins. So I started to look at Milano per bambini,(which is Milan for Kids) and stuff like that which is totally ridiculous because there is actually not one single place that you don’t have to book months in advance. (well like the day before anyway) Which would be impossible to do, for all the obvious reasons. So when my friend Em invited us to go see the movie The 5 legends I was relieved. Well sort of, because they were going to see it near her house. I tell my kids to get ready because we are going to see a movie. To which of course they say no. and I’m not even sure they know why they say no sometimes, it’s in their DNA or something, because I know they really want to go. So I go about my business getting ready when all of sudden they start running around like the real terror twins screaming where’s my pants!? where’s my shoes!? where’s that one marble I played with yesterday!? and sort of freaking out and acting like little kids. Finally we get out the door and we drive to the other side of town to go watch the same film that is playing literally 1 block from my house. I’m not used to driving to Monza to watch a film, so when I drive past the cinema it’s the desperate scream of my little boy that makes me realize I past the entrance. ‘non lo dovevi fare mommy!!! ora non possiamo vedere il film, maiiii!!!’ which means ‘you shouldn’t have done that now we will never see the film, everrrr!!’ and I truly do not know who he got this melodramatic behavior from but fortunately I see the second entrance in time. By the time we get into the theater Em has already got our tickets and our 3D glasses.
My daughter and her friend hug as if they haven’t seen each other in years. The kids put on their specs and I put on mine, the film starts …just another weekend in Milan.