my kids play in the dirt. i sit on the steps and get eaten alive by mosquitos while they cover themselves in a fine powdery layer of dirt. its pretty funny actually and i don't mind that they get so dirty. there aren't alot of things to play with at our house so when they find something simple yet enjoyable to play with i find it creative.
our neighbor boy thinks its pretty great too.
even beebs gets in on the dirty action.
in fact she is usually the dirtiest one of all of them.
case and point!