We just returned from a week of camping in Maine. This was our second year at Papoose Pond, though this year there were nine families in our group. Some from church, some from the boys' school, and a couple of others from Waltham. It was a great week. The kids were able to run around with all of their buddies, and there were enough adults to keep an eye on them pretty much all the time.
One of the boys' friends has two younger sisters, ages 5 and 3 1/2. A day or so into the trip, Kemper and Ava, the 5 year old, really seemed to hit it off. That evening while he was getting ready for bed, Kemper found an inchworm, which Morgan suggested he release outside. When Kemper seemed sad at the prospect of letting it go, Morgan asked if there was a problem. Kemper replied, "Well, I really wanted to show it to my girlfriend before I let it go." Needless to say, we were both completely surprised by this. But they spent a good amount of time together, even holding hands when the group went on a hike. It was incredibly sweet. Though I have to say I never thought this sort of thing could start this young.