Daddy Steve: Spring has been very slow in coming to Gregoropolis this year. Frankly, we are all getting a bit impatient for the nice weather to arrive. Recently, the Italian kids were daydreaming about sunny locals...
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Marta: It says here that it's currently 70 degrees and sunny in Florence, Italy.
Gino: Ah, Firenze! Birthplace of the Renaissance! Michelangelo! Botticelli!
Angelo: Ravioli and Chianti!
Antonia: Sshh! We're not supposed to know about Chianti!
Angelo: Ah, what Daddy Steve doesn't know, won't hurt him.
Marta: How I would love to be there right now.
Giancarlo: Amici, we can go there, with this book and the magic of Gregoropolis!
Antonia: 'The Wonders of Florence'
Angelo: Wait un momento, before we start.
Antonia: Now where did he go?
Angelo: Ah, molto bene! I don't want to look like a tourist.
Angelo: Wow, it's an immersive experience!
Marta: Look, il Duomo.
Gino: Proof of what brilliant engineers we Italians are.
Antonia: And it only took 140 years to finish.
Giancarlo: Firenze was not built in a day!
Angelo: The Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.
Giancarlo: That's where Michelangelo's David hangs out.
Marta e Antonia: 💖 He's so handsome! 💘
Giancarlo: The Uffizi; greatest art museum in the world.
Marta: But Emile always says that the Louvre is the world's greatest art museum.
Giancarlo: Oh, do not listen to quel pagliaccio!
Gino: So picturesque.
Marta e Antonia: Gold and jewelry shops!
Giancarlo: The Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens.
Antonia: Former residence of the Medici family.
Gino: I would be comfortable living there!
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Frederick: Hello, Louisette. How are you today?
Louisette: Ah, mon chéri! In truth, I am feeling a bit wistful.
If I were in Paris now, zee chestnut trees would be in bloom. >Le Sigh<
Frederick: Well, it might cheer you up to know that
a little bit of Paris has come to you in the mail.
Louisette: Mon dieu! I have been expecting a parcel from ze city of lights. Where ees eet?
Frederick: Hmmm, Luke and Oliver had it. I'm surprised they haven't given it to you yet.
Louisette: As you would say, good grief!
Oliver: Do you think it's really from Paris, France?
Luke: I suppose it could be Paris, Texas. What do you suppose is inside?
Oliver: It says here 'Robes pour femmes ou filles.'
That's French for...something, I guess.
Luke: I think that means it's a robe for a fish.
Oliver: It couldn't be a bathrobe 'cause fish don't take baths.
Luke: But they could get cold.
Oliver: I don't like cold fish.
Louisette: Oh, give me zat, you fools!
Louisette: I 'ave been waiting for zis!
Lottie: Ees zat ze seeds we ordered?
Louisette: Certainly not! Eet ees ze very latest fashion from Paris.
Louisette: Ah, très belle!
Lulu: Hmph! Eet ees not very practical for working in zee garden.
Louisette: Ma chérie, zis ees not a peasant dress. Eet ees haute couture!
Lulu: Alors, who would 'ave guessed zat our dear sister ees Marie Antoinette 'erself!
Lottie: >Tee-hee< Bon courage, Marie! Careful zat you do not lose your 'ead!
Lulu et Lottie: >Tee-hee-hee-hee!<
Louisette: >Boof< Let zem eat cake.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Nicholas Sahara: Psst! Scout!
Scot-Michael: Zzzzsrk..huh? Whoizzit? Nickels?
Nicholas: Might I doss down with you, please? I had that dream again.
Scot-Michael: The one where you're watching tv underwater, or
the one about Hell's Angels disco dancing in a McDonalds?
Nicholas: That last one's yours.
This was the one about riding a brontosaurus like a...a...a 'drover.'
Scot-Michael: 'Cowboy.' What have I told you about eating pizza before bed?
Nicholas: It isn't my fault! Peter was reading aloud from one
of his cowboy novels whilst we were noshing on a deep dish!
Scot-Michael: >Sigh< Get in.
Saturday, April 8, 2023
Colin: Hey Daisy, get up! It's Easter morning.
Don't you want to see what the Easter Bunny left us?
Daisy: What's the point? I already know what we're going to find:
a bunch of decapitated chocolate bunnies.
Colin: In all fairness, Frank bites off only the ears, not the whole head.
Daisy: Alright then, de-earitated bunnies. Hmm, is 'de-earitated' even a word?
Anyway, I feel like the Easter version of Jamie Lee Curtis in the Halloween movies.
Colin: I think you may be pleasantly surprised this year. Kaveh has been working with Frank
to overcome his bunny ear biting compulsion. He's using hypnosis!
Earlier in the week...
Kaveh: Now, Frank, concentrate on the donut. You are getting very sleepy.
Frank: Very sleepy.
Kaveh: It had to be something he would focus on.
Kaveh: When I count to three, you will hear only my voice. Listen to my instructions.
Listen and repeat. One...two...three...
Frank: I will not eat chocolate bunny ears.
Kaveh: You will leave chocolate bunny ears alone.
Frank: I will leave chocolate bunny ears alone.