It must be tough on a little guy to have your best bud gone for a week. 'Course he'd never admit that he misses his brother, but I have my suspicions. When we got home Monday after my trip to camp and Jacob and Audrey's visit with their uncle, Jacob sat on the couch and did...nothing. Just sat there. He appeared to be a little lost without his sidekick.
Although he didn't seem upset that the older two got to go to camp while he remained behind, I'm sure Alex's incessant talking for the last two weeks about last year's camp escapades has made him feel a bit left out. So I felt it my duty this week to give him some experiences that would afford him some bragging rights when his siblings return.
Not that we've headed to Disney World or anything, but we have had a fun day today. We began at a park with his friend Jack. The heat was pretty oppressive, however, so we soon headed to Jack's house for the second part of our day: pizza, pool, and poultry. Not poultry for eatin', but new baby chicks that were awfully fun to look at and hold (if you could catch one AND get by the quick beak of a protective mama chicken!). Some other friends joined us at Jack's house, and the kids had a grand time in the pool.
On the way home, I felt it necessary on such a hot day to pick up some popsicles. I heard no disagreement from my charges, and they got to enjoy them when we got home--even though they spoiled their dinner. Tomorrow we head to the mall to enjoy some glow-in-the-dark mini-golf. All of the kids have been begging to do this, so I know there will definitely be some bragging going on when everyone returns home.