As usual I was greeted with a “hello daddy” and a leg hug. The conversation was the usual what he did in school and what he did last week. He asked for the batman movie (not the new one!) and I informed him that I had 3 new movies on my phone. With all the movies that I have on it the one movie that he asked for I did not have, happy feet 2. He settled on an Alvin and the Chipmunks batman or batmunk video. We made our little walk around down town and ended up at his favorite store. He asked “is my favorite store open? I said “take a look”. He turned and got real happy. “My favorite store, my favorite store” he shouted jumping up and down. We rode the galley elevator to the third floor and I let him lead the way. He knows the store because we wound up in the toy section. We walked around that small section about 6 times. He was looking for something specific, but did not find it.” I want to go to Wal-mart” So we headed to Kmart. Once again he was meticulous in his toy choice. While in the store, I found a Darth Vader mask. I said “Ajani I am your father”
He was looking for Jungle Junction; I’ve seen it a few times, good show. With the toys in hand we went to the cashier. He said “I want to buy this”. She scanned it and told him how much. He reached in his pocket and handed her “money” she said, “sorry we don’t take invisible money” he looked at me.
Walking to his uncle’s house we came to a corner. Ajani was on my shoulders and I asked him “what do we do at street corners?” He said “left, right” and I added left to cover our butts. I asked him again, this time he moved my head as he said it. I was impressed.
He wanted to play Mario Cart with his cousin, so that’s what he did while I ran to the store. When I came back with the drinks, Ajani was already at the table ready to eat. He enjoyed some chicken lo Mein, sesame chicken, and shrimp fried rice. I showed him how to wrap the lo Mein noodles on the fork; he got a kick out of that.