Devin loves adventures. But for him, going to the gas station is an adventure. Going to the bank. Or the mall. He’s easy to please in that way. So I knew when I picked him up from day care today he’d be happy to hear that we had to run an errand downtown.
My eye doctor is located right on Monroe Mall, which is handy if you happen to be downtown, but not so much when I work on the southeast side. I’d been putting off picking up my contacts for a while. With a day off, it seemed like the perfec time to accomplish something.
The parking lot behind the building was being blocked by an SUV for some unknown reason, so I drove to the next lot, which happened to be the Amway Grand’s lot. This gave a little extra oomph! to the adventure since we could take a detour through the hotel first. It just so happends that Dev’s class took a tour of the hotel earlier this week too. So he was extra excited to revisit so he could show me what he’d seen. (One thing he learned, he informed me later in a loud voice from the other side of the stall, is that “You don’t have to flush, Momma! All of the bathrooms in the hotel have automatic toilets!” Thank you, son.)
We traversed the skywalk and made our way down the carpeted stairs to the lobby, where the fountain resides. He ran right over to it. What kid wouldn’t? As he leaned in, he saw the coins and asked me why they were there. I explained that some people think throwing a coin in a fountain will make a wish come true. Of course you know where that led. I scrounged a few coins from my purse and he proceeded to launch them into the water. He was so enthusiastic that one of them actually made a CLANG sound against the center part of the fountain.
I hope all of his wishes come true.