Karen and I dusted off our backpacks, tested the stove, and set up a pack for Tegan to see what he would do with 3 days in the woods without any cares about toys, clothes, boredom, cats or cars.
Turns out he has no cares about those things. Given the beauty of the area we packed into, the familiarity of the tent routine and the abundance of bugs, snakes and water, it really was not a big deal. In fact, we think a light turned on inside his big head, as he expressed desire to stay out longer and made a point of asking when he can pack in again. yaaay.