a noise with dirt on it

BOYS.  I love their adventurous, wild and free spirits.  However, I find myself squelching this spirit in them often.  This isn't necessarily intentional.  Deep down I want them to explore, to get dirty, and seek adventure.  However, I have found that sometimes this requires me to help create that space for them to be wild and free.  So, I resolved in my heart that one way I can do this would be to let them go exploring anytime a storm passed through and left adventure behind.  The result has been rewarding both for them and for me as I watch them enjoy being BOY.