Yes. Ridiculous. I couldn't help but mock myself immediately after this played in my head. And, so embarrassed was I, I'm here mocking myself in public. Nonetheless, it did make for a slightly more exciting camp run.
Now, while many days require generating a bit of pretend excitement, a few come with more than enough built-in. This was definitely the case when I decided (somewhat foolishly, as some, such as my spouse, thought) to take a six year old and a two year old camping...by myself.
The next week, still feeling adventurous, we went into the Marin Headlands to visit the Marin Mammal Center.