Today was the day that Benny wanted to cash in on our deal.
See, he agreed to eat all of his lunch for a week (particularly the vegetables), if I would let him get a Pokemon keychain. So, off we went to find a Pokemon keychain.
First stop – Toys’R'us. Unfortunately, no keychains. The staff dude, a young Asian man with what could only be described as an afro, suggested Walmart, Zellers and London Drugs as possible sources of Pokemon paraphernalia.
But this post isn’t about Pokemon keychains at all. It’s about what Ben said to melt my heart.
I was in one of those moods. I promised him the keychain, so we were getting that damn keychain if I had to drive all over the city.
As we left Toys’R'us, he was feeling discouraged: “We don’t need to get it, dad.”
“That’s OK, Ben. We’ll go to whatever store we need to. That’s why you call me ‘the best dad ever’,” I said. “Because I buy you things you love.”
“Dad, not because you buy me things,” he said. “I’m lucky to just have you.”
What goes around comes around.