Their dad's announcement went something like this: "Mommy wants s'mores, so we're going to go build a fire pit in the backyard. Everybody grab some rocks."
An hour later, the probability of after-dinner bonfires had shot up to 100%.
And it was totally worth it. We'll be putting our outdoor classroom to use to teach the kids that perfection doesn't mean just toasting the perfect marshmallow, but involves toasting the whole s'more for melted chocolately goodness.
It's hard work imparting all these valuable life skills to our children.