What is this thing called "a vacation?" Fio understands children having summers and holidays off from school, but what is "a vacation" to adults?
From what people tell her, it involves going to a new locale--a beach or a resort or a city they're unfamiliar with and "taking it easy," which is a concept Fiorella does not understand because Fio is always busy. She cannot envision herself without a task at hand and several others scribbled on lists taped to the doors of the corner cabinet in the den.
So much to do, so little time.