While we were in Tucson, we wanted to make sure that Jorge knew that his first communion was important to us and that we were very happy that he asked us to attend the mass with him. We told him that we will take him to do or see anything that he wanted to celebrate the occasion.
As sweet and humble as Jorge is, he didn't have any outlandish or crazy requests in response to our offer. Instead, after we volunteered some suggestions he said he would like to see the movie "hop."
Zack and I took him to the movie theatre with the intention of having a much fun there as possible. So, after we go in we headed to the game room and got handfuls of tokens. We played Pinball, racing games and air hockey for about 30 minutes before hitting the concession stand. That is where we all had the most fun.
As we approached the popcorn machine, Zack and Jorge were talking about how they both like popcorn. So, Zack told Jorge to order whatever size he wanted. Of course Jorge asked for the biggest bucket they had.
As the bucket was being filled, Jorge was asked if he wanted butter. Jorge looked at Zack who told him to say yes if he wants some. Jorge grinned from ear to ear and told the woman filling the popcorn, "yes, please". Then it got interesting.
Zack asked Jorge if he wanted a lot of butter or just a little. Jorge said that he loved butter so he wanted a lot. Then the woman behind the counter said "okay, I will give you a lot of butter since this seems like a special bucket."
I don't think Zack or I had ever seen that much butter in a single bucket of popcorn before. It was quite a sight, but it was nothing compared to the look on Jorge's face when the bucket was handed over to him.
The next step was drinks, and for that I took him straight for the Icee machine. Jorge's smile was from ear to ear when I told him he could mix the flavors to create his own.
I helped Jorge with the mechanics of holding the cup and opening the dispensing levers, but the amounts that went in were all his. He almost seemed surprised when I repeatedly told him that he could put more into his cup.
The last step in our concession adventure was the candy station. By this point Jorge had gotten the idea that he could have anything that he wanted, but unlike the popcorn and icee this time he was much more calculating with what he wanted. Jorge quickly skimmed through the packaged candies and moved over to the bulk display.
When Zack asked what he was looking for, Jorge said that he gets a lot of candy at home, so he was looking to get something special that he hasn't had before. After a few minutes of searching, Jorge found some giant stripes and said that he would like one of them.
Zack held the container open and gave Jorge the tongs so that he could help himself to the candy. Jorge delicately reached in for one piece and said "okay."
Zack and I were determined to give Jorge a special day, so we told Jorge to use the tongs to reach back into the container and get a bunch of stripes. It was really fun to watch Jorge grab a few and look up at Zack for approval before pulling them out. Of course Zack told Jorge to grab more before he pulled the tongs out. By the time we left the bulk display I think there were more gummy stripes in Jorge's bag than were left in the container.
When we sat down in the theater I had Jorge to my left and Zack to my right. Each of them had a bucket of popcorn and a large drink. The movie was good, but the company was great.