One of our current house projects was digging up our septic and putting some sealer stuff around it. It all started a few weeks ago. We dug it up but missed a place, then monsoon rains hit and suddenly we couldn't use any water for fear of it backing up. We didn't do laundry, we rarely bathed and when we did we all took turns in the same water, we used paper plates and we didn't flush the toilets very often. We have never been quite so conscious of our water consumption ever. It got a little old but was actually pretty funny.
The first break we had in the rain the boys went out and dug. They ended up with a big pile of mud and soon someone flicked a little on someone else. Then someone threw some back. In the end there was mud pretty much everywhere! I enjoyed watching and made them pose for a picture or two when it was time to go in. They had a good time.