Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wordless Wed. in the Sandbox

Every single time we go to the park kids run over to the sandbox.
Parents always give them an emphatic, 'No!'
I guess it's a dying art?

76 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I hope it isn't. I really, really hope it isn't. Sandcastles, sandforts and grubby play are the foundations of a happy childhood.

Launna said...

I think sandboxes are fun for children, I always encourage my daughter to play in them when she could, that and I always made sure she had rain boots to splash in the rain. Children need to stay children for as long as possible :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I hate when my kids go the sandbox, too. I hate the mess and that the sand always ends up getting tracked inside the house.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosie - enjoy while he's still doing it .. he looks happy as a sand-boy! Cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What else is the sandbox for? (Besides cats of course.)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What?? I love playing in the sandbox! Those parents need to remember that they were kids once too :)

Janine Huldie said...

Yup, not a fan of that damn sandbox either and my kids pre-school last year used sand as the ground covering for the whole damn playground. Needless to say, we changed schools this year and so not going to miss that part of the playground to be honest!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My son could play in one for hours!

Ugochi said...

I love to build sand castles even as a mummy! My children love it to bits... it will never go away for us! no!

Pat Hatt said...

lol they just jump right in. The cat can get behind that.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I always loved sandboxes, and so did the kidling, and I never minded the mess... I think a problem a lot of parents have is that the cats often use them, not to mention the bugs!
Cinnamon and balls of aluminum foil solve the problems; cinnamon for the bugs (especially ants) and no cat I've ever known liked aluminum. Connelly runs and hides just at the sound of it!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Kids will be kids

mail4rosey said...

bahahaha. That's something my husband would say. I must tune these things out. ;)

Jen said...

I have so many memories of playing in sandboxes.

Kristi Maloney said...

Yeah, that's unfortunate! An outdoor activity like that? It's perfect for kids and they should play in the sand to their heart's content!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

My kids love the sand pit but I have to admit I hate the amount they bring home in their shoes and hair, still isn't sand play part of being a kid

Lindsey Paris said...

It's not a dying art, but we personally HATE the mess. I'd rather the water table any day.

Brian Miller said...

i love the sandbox...its a great excuse to get dirty...and build castles...smiles.

Echo A said...

My daughter is drawn to the sand and mud like a magnet!

Sandee said...

When my son was little he loved the sandbox too. I guess it's a kids thing.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

alissa apel said...

Isaak loves the sandbox. I can see why parents don't like it. They get so dirty. He used to make fake fires in the sandbox last year. He'd dig a hole in the sad, then set sicks up on top to look like he was gearing up for a fire.

Karren Haller said...

Isnt it funny how that works, They love it.

Tracey said...

It's nice to see you not saying "no" and letting kids be kids! I would much rather my child be covered in sand, outdoors than being clean but sitting inside using an iPad!

Faythe M.A said...

playing in sand or dirt is one of natures toys! I still play in the dirt, only now they call is gardening ;)
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

Liz Mays said...

When you said "in the sandbox," you weren't kidding! He's having a heck of a time!

jaime said...

This is such a familiar scene. My son loves the sand. I just have to prepare myself for an extra long bath at the end of that day. ;)

Dana said...

I hope not. I'll admit though that I myself am not a fan of sand. :)

debdenny said...

Love sandbox time when I was a kid. So much fun.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Rosey, your adorable son looks like he is having so much fun!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I hate playing in the sand, said no one ever! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

Lindsey Domer said...

Sandboxes are so much fun! I used to pretend that I was hosting my own cooking show as I made delicious concoctions out of sand and plant leaves, haha. I guess parents see a sandbox and then immediately see little particles of sand all over their house! That's not fun!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I need a sandbox moment to let go off some stress. Oh to be a kid again

Binky said...

Whoever invented the sandbox knew what he was doing.

Justin Knight said...

My son loves to dig in the dirt or sand! It seems to be a "boy thing".

Carla said...

I let Elliott play in the sand whenever he wants to, as long as we aren't getting ready to go somewhere where that would be a problem. :)

Growing Up Madison said...

My daughter loves the sandbox and I had to eventually buy her one of her own. I guess parents have forgotten there is such a thing called wipes, hand sanitizer, soap and water. :)

valmg said...

I wonder why they say no. I don't see the problem as long they looked clean, they're fun. - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

renee from what mommies need said...

My kids love the sandbox!! I figure I can just shake them out when they are done and let them have fun. They are kids and they are suppose to dig and explore so they can learn!

Maria said...

i love that you let your son get in the sand and have fun!! "let them be messy" i always say! they're kids! :)
i can't wait for piper to experience sand...she's been on the beach, but was much younger. i have a feeling a lot will be going in her mouth! :)
hope you're having a relaxing night, rosey! xoxox

Pauline Cabrera said...

I really can understand why some parents don't like their children to play in the sandbox. For one it's messy and two, you never know what's in it until you dig and dig. This concern is valid, but I think kids should also be kids. Sandboxes are very great instrument to help you be creative and even talented. :)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh I can remember those days in my sand box at my grandma's home right next door. It was the best. Still to this day I love to sculpt at any beach I get to go to. Volleyball is to strenuous. Give me the sculpting of anything in the sand and I am a happy gal. I am so anxious to be in California for December this year, my heart needs the beach. Thanks for your sweet comments, Rosie. They are always so nice. ♥

Katherines Corner said...

bliss! xo

~ Noelle said...

we dont let broxton in public sandboxes...
that is cat heaven ... and honestly, who knows what is in there...
BUT - he has a covered one at home that he loves..
SO VERY MUCH

Brandy said...

What a great moment captured! I so want a sand box :) It would surely help with the mud addicted son I have here.. ugh!

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

We do not have a sandbox at our local park. I think it depends on if we are going somewhere after the park and if the sand is wet or not.

Cam said...

My kids both love the sandbox. Most of the parks here have sand all over. They are in heaven. Probably because they don't have to clean themselves!

Pam said...

I understand why. Sand is not a favorite thing of mine. I much prefer a pool to the beach. However, i did let my kids play in the sandbox all they wanted.Great fun!

Kay Adeola said...

My kids love sand but to be honest the ones in parks are not exactly somewhere i want my kids playing in people let their dogs do their business in there i saw it one time and have refused to let the kids play in any since.

Colette S said...

It might be.
I haven't seen any of those here...

Susanna Barbee said...

Kids truly love sand! You should try kinetic sand. It's no-mess sand and kids can play with it inside. It's very therapeutic too.

Christie C said...

He certainly looks like he's having a good time! My kids get so sandy when they play

alissa apel said...

We used to make sandcastles, and would add water for rivers.

Amanda & Jenni said...

My son loves the sandbox at home. I'm a little iffy on sandboxes at the par since they can't cover them. We always do a quick look through first!

Becka M said...

I love to play in the sand myself! :) I do get onto the rugrats when they start throwing it at each other

Kiwi said...

I was that kid who stayed playing in the dirt! I don't know what about the dirt but I was always in it, its a kiddie thing!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I don't see anything wrong with letting them play in the sandbox. Kids are made to get dirty!

Maddi'sMommy said...

We are building a sandbox under our swing this summer. I think as long as they "dry" the sand just gets knocked right off.

Krystal Butherus said...

We have a sandbox with no sand, I need to get some!

Angela said...

What a wonderful way to spend a summer day! My son always loved playing in his sand box.

Savory Experiments said...

Isn't it funny how as a child you didn't care how dirty you got? Now I look at a sandbox and think: SHOWER! I'd give anything to go back to being careless! Aw, childhood.

Christy Maurer said...

Sand is the best! Kids need to get dirty and explore. I hope it's not dying either!

Emily - faliLV said...

I hate the mess of the sandbox, but I know how important it is to let them play. Mostly I just want to not think about what teen peed in it, or animal, or the likes. Such a cute picture. For the record - even with all my worries - my kids still play in the sandbox

Tami said...

I can definitely see the appeal. I love it myself...not a sandbox itself, but I love digging my feet and hands in sand. The texture is therapeutic. I could understand why parents wont want their kids playing in it...it's unfortunate as it makes for such great play.

Marina@EBMR said...

My kids loved the sandbox as toddlers. Why they still love them today!

Toni Patton said...

Our play grounds don't have sandboxes here LOL. We live by the beach so I think the playground designers figure they have a big enough sandbox already :)

Ai Sakura said...

Our playgrounds hardly have sand either. Mostly padded flooring. Ahhh those were the days!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Carly said...

Aw sandboxes are part of the fun of being a kid! Looks like he's having a blast!

Anonymous said...

Sandboxes are so much fun!!
Every little boy and girl should have a weekly adventure with or in a Sandbox.

Ashley Robinson said...

I used to love the sandbox! It is messy though, but baby powder will help the sand come off.

Onica MommyFactor said...

Playing in the sandbox is one of the simple joys kids enjoy. I can't understand it. I just clean up the mess after. LOL

Teresa McCluskey said...

I love letting my kids play in the sandbox I mean I know they are gonna get dirt in their hair and in their nails but hey they are kids after all right!

Rose-Marie said...

Growing up my next door neighbors had one boy, and he wasn't allowed to get dirty. I remember as kids how we felt sorry for him. Unless they are going to meet with the Queen after going to the park, why not get a little messy - that's part of the fun, being carefree!!!

Veronica Lee said...

My boys loved the sandbox when they were little! I hope it's not dying either!

Almost Precious said...

Playing with sand and building sand castles is part of growing up - some of us never grow up. :)
It is also an activity that promotes, imagination and creativity. So the kids end up with sand in their shoes (and clothes and hair) but they love it and had fun. Who knows, perhaps someday they'll be creating some of those amazing sand sculptures that we marvel at in awe and we wonder; "Wow, how did they do that?"

Christina Shirley said...

My son loves the sandbox. I just strip him down before letting him back in the car or house.

Terra Heck said...

I see nothing wrong with letting kids play in the sandbox. A little dirt never hurt!