Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monkey on my back
Since Amado was small, I have (lovingly) called him the 'monkey on my back'. Not because he actually is a monkey on my back, of course, but because sometimes when he gets silly and riled up, he acts like a baby monkey, usually jumps on me, you get the idea. Anyways, I've called him this for years now, and I have never explained the non-literal meaning to him.
So today, after he used the bathroom, I was getting his chonies back on him, and he had one leg in them already when I realized I was putting them on him backwards.
"Oh, mijo, lo siento", I said. "Estan alreves".
He let out a big, heaving sigh and tried not to smile.
"Oh mami, tu eres el mono en mi espalda" he told me.