we went camping
Every summer we take a camping trip not too far away with a big group of friends. And every year my friends moan a little about how much work it is and how little sleep they get.
But just to see all the kids busy in their free-range adventures makes it all worthwhile- carving sticks and soap, collecting bugs, digging in sand, swimming in the lake, eating s'mores- it's the stuff of good childhood memories. Reliving your own childhood memories doesn't exactly suck either.
(And for the record, I always sleep like a baby when we camp. My friends hate me a little for that, but it's true.)