Acquired Italianism, Barely Italian or Both? Vote!

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So as many of you now know...I'm barely Italian according to my DNA results. It took me a bit of time to come to grip with the reality of this brutal blow to my identity!!! LOL

I'm serious...I find out that I'm BARELY Italian. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm Italian, love God and my family, and adore Star Wars.

I mean I studied how to cook Italian. I took being Italian very seriously. I was ITALIAN!!!

Remember in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" when Gus Portokalos says, "There are two kinds of people - Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek." I always felt that way about being Italian...
"There are two kinds of people:
1. Italians
2. Everyone else who wishes they were Italian."

Since receiving my DNA results I feel like I've slipped from Category 1 - Italian...into Category 2 - Everyone else who wishes they were Italian.  I began calling myself, "BARELY Italian." Yet, I've had an interesting development since writing that last post.

My sixteen year old son theorized, "Mom, if you have 'acquired autism' for Levi's sake, then can't you have 'Acquired Italianism' for your own sake?"

For those of you who are not aware, my fourteen year old son has Autism. Years ago, Levi was sad that he was the only person in the family who had autism. I quickly rebutted, "But that's not true. From all my time hanging out with you...I've acquired autism. Haven't you noticed I'm quirky too? That's because I have "Acquired Autism!"

Levi loved it. He no longer felt alone in our family.

I can fully see the reality that I have "Acquired Italianism."

However, I think you, my readers and friends, should vote and help me decide. The poll is both below and on the side of my full website and will be open until the end of August 2017. Let me know what you think. Xoxoxox

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