Because he's been having such a hard time, K decided to spend some one-on-one time with The Mayor this weekend and take him to his first I-Max movie.
The two of them arrived before the theater opened so they wandered around in the garden and peered into the fountain.
The Mayor was curious about the coins in the fountain so K explained about wishes.
He handed The Mayor a penny and told him to hold it tightly.
"Now close your eyes," K said. "Concentrate really hard on what you want to wish for and then you'll throw the penny in the water."
The Mayor squeezed his eyes shut and K could see his intense concentration by the lines across his forehead.
"Have you thought of your wish?" K asked.
The Mayor nodded.
"Then go ahead and throw the penny in the fountain," K said.
The Mayor dropped the penny in the water.
"Dad," he said, "can I tell you what I wished for?"
"Well, they say you're supposed to keep it a secret."
"Will it come true if I tell you?" The Mayor asked.
"I don't know, Mayor. It might be better if you keep it a secret just for yourself."
"Well," The Mayor wondered, "can I tell you that it was what I wished for after it comes true?"
"Sure, Mayor. When it comes true you can tell me."
"Okay, so when I turn into a polar bear and than back into a boy you'll know it came true."
Update on The Mayor's busted arm --
I took him to the surgeon's office this morning.
They took off his 450-pound cast and x-rayed the arm.
He's about 70% healed (apparently) so they pulled out the pins (which took The Mayor's breath away and made him nauseous) and gave him a new, much smaller cast.
We have a new pain medication regimen to try and the doctor was doubtful about nerve damage, though he wasn't able to be sure about the thumb and pointer finger so we'll have to wait and see.
I'm hopeful that the smaller cast, the absence of the pins and the new pain meds will improve things.
Fingers crossed and wishing on all my pennies...