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Sand

Little T is now big enough and strong enough to use our own purple turtle sandbox.   We had about half a bag of sand from our previous failed attempt at sandbox before Little T.  The failure involved no cover and cats.  The reader can guess why.

We put the sand in the sandbox.  The kids immediately climbed inside and started playing.  Never mind they kept scraping the bottom of the sandbox.  We had a hard time persuading them to leave to get more sand.

Yesterday no sand.   Yesterday and today I called several stores.  "Not the right season" they tell me.   Why do stores around here act like the bay area has seasons?     

Finally after waiting on the phone for 10 minutes, Home Despot  says they have sand.  Lots of sand.  Joy.  I call C and tell him.  He says "it's not exactly on my way home."  I tell him my travails.

It's a strange metaphor for my life.  Getting more sand seems like it should be so easy, but it becomes strangely hard.  Still the kids are satisfied with the little sand we already have.    Little T played in the sandbox again this morning.

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yes_justice
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Ahh good. lots of sand at the beach. I go there alot. What color would you like?
waterowl
Mar. 31st, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but we need and now have special washed and screened sand. Alas beach sand is somewhat polluted. :( Even so the box said "this product contains chemicals known to cause cancer."
yes_justice
Mar. 31st, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Cool. (Reminds me of back in the days when I used to bake dirt to kill off things that may not be desirable in the "indoor" garden.)

I hadn't considered the pollution. Sure, we love Mama Earth, but why have we bruised her face and tore her beautiful green dress?
poets_hand
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
My kids love the sandbox. We're ravamping it this year - adding more sand and better (as in not broken) sand toys, and cleaning out the old broken toys.
waterowl
Mar. 31st, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
The kids totally dig the sandbox. They play in it every day.
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