Sometimes I'll let Harrison use a bowl of water to rinse his hands after playing outside. Today, he asked for water to clean his digger. I was peeking on the other side of the door when I saw this happening.
BUSTED! I'll just let this one play out and see what happens.
What's better than dirt? Mud, of course!
I've read that kids who play in the dirt/mud are healthier than ones that don't. These days we use so many antibacterial aids that we don't give our immune system a chance to build up. Play on, kiddo!