With the kind of widespread dry spell and shortage of rainwater we are experiencing, a lawn seems to be a frivolous thing to have right now. Watering with a garden house or having a sprinkler system is wasteful, extravagant, and potentially devastating, given the present situation.
We want kids to be kids. Outdoor playtime helps them become healthy, active, and sociable beings. But accidents happen, even in places they are supposed to be safe and should be having fun while playing.