We bribed Griffin to be a good boy during the interview. It's true. And he was so, so good. And we told him so, many times. And he said, "I know." I love that kid.
He wanted a beyblade like Hunter and Matt. So, after the interview I drove him straight to Target. He picked out his beyblade and showed me a cool toy thing that they can "battle" in. Then he turned to leave. I asked if he wanted that, too. He couldn't believe it! He asked if I was going to use my own money because he didn't have any more money. Yes, I was. Wow. He was thrilled. Then he saw a "Helk" (Hulk). Could he get that, too? Was tempted, but asked him if he was OK with just getting the two toys, he was. He proudly walked through Target and couldn't believe that we didn't have to look for anything else. :) He verified that I had enough money to pay for both. Good news, I did.
He wanted to go to McDonald's for lunch. He played with his beyblade and we talked on the way to lunch. He said, "Mom, they didn't even ask me about the adoption." I asked him what he would have said if they asked him about it. He said, "I'm gonna get a baby!" Maybe it's better they didn't ask.
We got our lunch and sat at one of the tiny kid's tables with McDonald's figurines on the chairs. Yes, WE sat in them.
He brought his beyblade into daycare to show his friends.
He was so happy.
So was I.