Later, at dinner, I handed William a banana in the peel. Too strict about carb counting, I like to peel it, weigh it on a scale that calculates carbs, and give him the peeled banana in a bowl. He hates that. He wants to eat his banana like a monkey from the peel. (At least the monkey in the old Curious George books, I'm guessing.) Anna and I both remarked that we were not sure why that was so appealing. My husband found the joke to be in bad taste.
Speaking of monkeys, or rather apes, we visited Jelani, a gorilla who lives with the bachelors at the Louisville Zoo. One day a while back, we met an older woman who had a Louisville Zoo magazine and she was showing Jelani photos in it. He would bang on the glass to get her to turn the page. That intrigued me, so I loaded up our iPad with photos of gorillas from the web and headed back to the zoo. When he sees us on visits, we hold up the iPad and he comes right over. He looks intently at the photos, especially those containing baby gorillas, and raps the window with his knuckles when he wants to move on to the next photo.