This last weekend Aiden went on his first trip that didn’t involve mom or dad, any of his brothers, or nana and papa. My brother took him camping and fishing at Balch Park with his girlfriend and her family. I must admit as excited as I was for him I was also terrified.
I was worried about all the things that could happen to them traveling a couple of hours away. I worried about bears and boredom equally. 3 days is a long vacation when a kid no longer wants to be there.
But of course I worried for no reason. While he did see lots of bears, a little too close for my comfort, he also caught lots of fish and had fun exploring. He collected sticks and helped walk my brother’s future in laws dog. I’m so proud of my brother for stepping up and being the uncle I always knew he could be. And I’m so glad that even though our accident stopped us from all our summer plans, Aiden still got to go on an adventure. Maybe next year when we are all done healing we can all go!