Our little ladies man was at it again last week. We went up with some friends back to the same camp we were at for the annual "Mom and Kids" camp, and lo and behold the girl he has been sweet on for two years running was also up again! They didn't get to see much of each other, but that didn't stop him from waiting around at her campsite for an hour while her family packed up to leave. He was too shy to say much, but stood watch vigilantly to wave goodbye. He darted in for a hug as she left, and then ran after the van as it drove off.
Later that night, as we walked along the camp road, he looked up at me and said:
"I don't have to be too sad that Amy left. I can just look down here (pats his chest) and smile because she is always in my heart."
She left the second day we were there. The last night at our campfire, I sang the song "Mm-mmm I wanna linger" for everyone, a lovely little nostalgic campsong that talks about goodnights, not goodbyes, and remembering our memories as the years go by. Caleb crawled into my lap, his head lowered, and softly whispered "That song makes me think of Amy."
He is going to make someone feel like the only girl in the world one day.