As the parents of two teenage daughters, Evelina and Giulia, it occurred to us that quarantining in close quarters could have seemed daunting at first blush.
“The thought was scary but it’s actually been a very nice experience,” said Corcos, while Mazar added that “we’ve actually had wonderful family time where we have been together, cooking together, doing projects and having so much fun together and ultimately I feel like it’s brought us closer as a family. It’s been the most amazing experience!”
Gabriele went on to say that “the good thing about teenage daughters is if they don’t wanna be around you they just go hide in their rooms. It’s not having a mother-in-law that just stares at you from the kitchen table just waiting to be entertained.” To any offended mothers-in-law who take offense, we’re just the messenger. And Happy Mother’s Day! (Did that help soften the blow?!)
Upon hearing that Gabriele had instituted a one meal a day regimen in the house during quarantine, we couldn’t help but wonder how that went over with the ladies of the house.
“My oldest daughter, in order not to feel the offense of staying indoors during a beautiful sunny day, she basically started living at night and sleeping during the day, and the other one, who is younger, she’s 14, just woke up the first few days around 10 or 11” continuing, “so pantry and fridge are always stocked up, tons of snacks, always fresh bread in the house, always leftovers.”
Circling back to the one meal a day routine, Corcos added that “we’re not going anywhere, we’re not burning that many calories, we don’t need that much energy and that much time spent in the kitchen, so I think they adjusted fairly well and fairly fast, so they’re cool, it’s working out really nice.”