I remember so clearly doing this in the summer as a kid. Dragging out Dad's old red canvas tent from his boyhood. Setting up camp all day long, and snuggling in at night with flashlights and a book - just outside of the house door. The perfect testing of independence for a child.
The boys set up these pre-kid tents of ours this week (yes, Steve and I had matching tents before we even met). Then they spent the day pretending and preparing. They started out sleeping in separate tents, and by dusk were in one. And by 9:30 pm? Asleep in their beds...inside....with promises to each other to try again the next night, which I'm sure they will do.
Have a wonderful weekend!