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J made Josh a sandbox over two weekends. It's nice and big, with a bright red lid to keep cats and rain out. J had the brilliant idea of adding two big rocks, to give a sort of topography to the sand. So far, we only have a few bags of sand in the box. Hoping to arrange for a delivery of sand, but I don't want to shovel it all so we might just buy 5 bags now and then and eventually have a fullish box.

Last night, when we put the sand in, Josh played until it was almost too dark to see (and COLD!), and then we had an epic battle trying to get him in the house. In the morning, I sneakily took us out the front to bike to our playgroup, but afterward we came in through the back and Josh was went off the bike and straight to the sandbox. As soon as I pulled the lid off, he was in, and five minutes later was bottomless and mostly topless. (Bum-sand FTW?! Kids are strange.) I made some lunch and brought out the sunscreen, with my book, laptop and a hammock-chair that hangs from our cherry tree, and had a lovely hour or so while Josh dug and moved sand. I suggested a few times that we go inside and lie down with some books, and he agreed twice, until I started putting the lid back on the sandbox (clearly I am the enemy of fun!).

Hopefully it will remain fun and isn't just a novelty - I picture myself and NewBaby nursing in the hammock-chair, Josh building things and bringing me the occasional shovel full of sand. We'll get up to eat raspberries, currants, strawberries, and blueberries, and occasionally giraffe (J's word) some kale directly off the plant with our mouths. The kid pool will be off to one side, to prevent too much sand/water transfer. J will bring us cold drinks, or play with Josh, or build our fence, or watch anime inside. Sounds like a lovely summer :)

Date: 2010-04-17 03:26 am (UTC)
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That sounds like a delightful way to spend a summer! I was never a sandbox kid (didn't like being dirty), but a play pool and some berry plants would've been my idea of heaven... kind of still is, actually.

Date: 2010-04-17 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mine too. I love having a garden one can go out and graze in :)


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