There are advantages to putting off mowing the lawn--I mean besides getting to not mow for a time. And there are advantages to having a "bad" patch of lawn over the place where the oil tank was once buried. The overgrown clover attracts bees with its nectar and bees attract little boys with their buzzing, I suppose, and overall insecty appeal.
While the boys spend hours, and I do mean hours, collecting bees, you can dig your sewing machine out of the depths of your closet and blow the dust off the top. You might need to tune the machine up a bit and perhaps even use the iron, but if you do, you can make a simple, but lovely curtain for the half bath--all while the bees babysit the boys just outside the window where you're working.