Dex started taking Spanish classes last year in 6th grade. We were stunned by how much he was learning, and how fast. His middle school teacher has been using an immersion method, where she just gets them talking. Awesome, but hard for this type-a mom to not correct conjugation. But after a year, I have learned to shut my mouth, listen to him tell me about Spanish class and DO NOT interject.
Him: I learned the word for monkey today!
Him: Now I can call you a crazy monkey! Tu es un mono loco!
Him: Mono Loco! Hahahahaha.
Me: You do realize your nickname has always been monkey?
Him: Yeah, so?
Me: And your dad has called you “monito” your whole life?
Me: As in, “little monkey.”
Him: I always thought he was saying MO-JI-TO!