Anatomically correct / Anatómicamente correcto

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SAN GERALDO JUST PUT THREE loaves of chocolate chip banana bread in the oven while we have continued to discuss American politics. On his way back to his office, he filled my mouth with chocolate chips.

I went back to bed after breakfast today and spent most of the day lounging. I feel fine, I’m just sleepy. I think it’s called avoidance. After lunch, Dudo demanded I take a siesta with him. Who am I to argue? Dudo finally left and I considered getting out of bed myself, but then San Geraldo decided to have a siesta and I thought it would be rude to leave right then. I am so ready to see new residents in the White House, although I stew about what will happen next.

Still, I had SG’s apple cake with breakfast and I can look forward to banana bread after dinner. Plus, we have new watercolours from my pal Luke. I wish he were here to tell us about his artwork. It’s risky to interpret children’s art independently. One side of each of our paintings had our names and what I’ve determined are large hearts. When I told SG I thought they were hearts, he said, “Oh, yeah, I see the valves!”

And now it’s my turn in the kitchen to do a clean-up. I love this deal.


SAN GERALDO ACABA DE PONER tres hogazas de pan de plátano con chispas de chocolate en el horno mientras seguimos discutiendo la política estadounidense. En su camino de regreso a su oficina, me llenó la boca con chispas de chocolate.

Hoy volví a la cama después del desayuno y pasé la mayor parte del día descansando. Me siento bien, solo tengo sueño. Creo que se llama evitación. Después del almuerzo, Dudo exigió que tomara una siesta con él. ¿Quién soy yo para discutir? Dudo finalmente se fue y yo consideré salir de la cama, pero luego San Geraldo decidió tomar una siesta y pensé que sería de mala educación irme en ese momento. Estoy tan dispuesto a ver nuevos residentes en la Casa Blanca, aunque me preocupo por lo que sucederá a continuación.

Aún así, comí la tarta de manzana de SG con el desayuno y puedo esperar pan de plátano después de la cena. Además, tenemos nuevas acuarelas de mi amiguito Luke. Ojalá estuviera aquí para contarnos sobre su obra de arte. Es arriesgado interpretar el arte de los niños de forma independiente. Un lado de cada una de nuestras pinturas tenía nuestros nombres y lo que he determinado son corazones grandes. Cuando le dije a SG que pensaba que eran corazones, dijo: “¡Oh, sí, veo las válvulas!

Y ahora es mi turno en la cocina para hacer una limpieza. Amo este trato.

Luke’s little brother Beckett about to hand me more pebbles.
Beckett, el hermanito de Luke, está a punto de darme más piedras.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

23 thoughts on “Anatomically correct / Anatómicamente correcto”

  1. Looks yummy, my first apple cake is in the oven as I write this. I need to go clean up the kitchen.

    1. David:
      Wouldn’t you just love to leave the kitchen a mess and have it magically cleaned while you’re gone? Hope the apple cake turned out well.

  2. Interpretor! Those are monsters. One done in these pastel marker thingies and Jerry’s is with blow markers. Those are indeed hearts. He loves you both!

    1. Kathleen:
      I thought Jerry’s looked decidedly monster-like! We love those blow markers. We love him!

  3. I love children’s art! These are great! I think he likes you both.
    Yes you do have a good deal indeed! Works well too.

  4. becks is looking like luke there; remember when luke was that small? I can smell the banana bread over here!

    1. anne marie:
      The boys DO look alike, don’t they? I’ve been looking at photos of Luke from that age. Amazing how time passes.

    1. Debra:
      I got monster from SG’s drawing. But that’s why I like to say, “Luke, tell me about the drawings.”

  5. I’ve done that same thing, napped with the cats and then they leave and Carlos takes their spot. It’s all love.
    And love is those pieces of artwork, including the bread!

  6. We both napped today. I made pizza for dinner but no banana bread or apple cake. Last night I made caramelised plantains topped with a chocolate liquor reduction.

    Love the artwork from Luke. I though the upper right one was a gremlin, which I guess is a monster.

    Waiting for Wednesday. May nap tomorrow, too.

    1. Wilma:
      We did pizza take-away for dinner. And I’ve never made anything called a “reduction” (SG has). Hoity toity! I’m thinking of napping until summer, but I’m afraid of what I might wake up to.

  7. Apparently Luke´s subconscious reveals his true colors. A flipped J in Jerry´s name, and what is more disturbing, Mitchell, your name lacks the C letter, Mit Hell. A reference to The Omen ???

  8. “Mithell” — well, that’s pretty close! The hearts may not be quite anatomically correct but they do seem striated like muscle tissue. Maybe that kid’s going to be a doctor?!

    1. Steve:
      Luke has been fascinated by human anatomy — specifically internal organs and bacteria — for more than a year. He and Pedro would have conversations about “parts” that I couldn’t even understand. So, one never knows.

  9. What could be better than someone you love filling your mouth with chocolate chips? I’m not sure about the art. Maybe those are hearts. Hard to tell. The important thing is you are loved.


    1. Janie:
      You’re so right. All that matters is we’re loved and we love Luke. It turns out they ARE hearts. And on the other side are monsters. As for the first question, I’ll take it as rhetorical.

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