I find that boys need to be kept busy. All the time. If not, things tend to get a bit hectic and, well, too boyish for me. Lots of running, wrestling and arguing comes out of their boredom and my tolerance for that is low.
On the other hand, letting them get too carried away with their creativity can get a little scary. Their imaginations take them to places that I don't understand. They start jumping out of trees and doing dangerous stunts to fill their time. Not my cup of tea, either.
My hubs was able to find some scrap wood at work and he gave it to the boys along with a hammer and some nails. After a couple of days they asked me to come down and see their bridge. I expected to find something akin to one piece of wood laid over a ditch, but I was surprised to find an actual bridge--a sturdy one--with supports! It wobbles a small amount when you walk across, but not enough to make you think it is going to crumble under your feet.
I am impressed.
They still have more wood and guess what they want to do?
Build an addition onto their fort.
A fort that is about 10 feet off the ground.
Should I be worried?