Trying to keep the boys out of the mud and dirt is impossible. Finally this week I unscrewed the tap from the outside of the house because the boys CANNOT leave it turned off and it makes a mess of epic proportion.
Keeping them out of that water has not stopped them from getting dirty though.
We have to hose them off before they get into the tub at night and sometimes that is still not enough.
Here is the evidence of boys at play in our yard: