Aaron and I drove up to Camp Iroquoina to pick up Jada. Since Amy did drop-off and pick-up for Greenwood Hills, and since Jada hitched a ride with a friend's mom to get to Iroquoina, this was my first time up on the long camp drive. It was tiring but rewarding. Aaron was well-behaved throughout the ride, and it was delightful to see Jada again as well as see her interact with her camp friends. She had a wonderful time and is already looking forward to reuniting with her new buds next summer.
I must pass along an amusing anecdote on the car ride home, which perfectly captures that our kids are still young and innocent. It was me, Aaron, and Jada, as well as a church friend who is a year older than Jada. She saw a shirtless guy on a riding mower and said, "Ew, gross!" Jada and her friend agreed that men without shirts was absolutely disgusting. Aaron got a mischievous grin on his face and started to slide his shirt off before I barked at him to stop.
Jada will probably soon start being into boys. And Aaron may yet one day stop acting like the baby brother that he is. But for now, they're just kids. And Amy and I are glad to have them all home safe.