It has been raining off and on and the other day when we went down to the play area, i noticed with a little dismay that the sandpit had a large puddle of water in the middle, a lot of slushy sand and the jungle gyms were wet and sandy too. “oh well” i thought, “we can play with a ball or just let the boys run around. The sandpit looks super messy!”
The boys of course (but naturally) had a very different take on the whole matter. They were delighted that there was a “lovely pond” in the middle of the sandpit and their crocs were quickly tossed off as they jumped into the play area. Picking up the sand toys they started digging, creating construction sites, bridges and ‘caves’. They watched with fascination as water filled up into the holes they were digging and soon they were deeply engrossed and hard at work. Their bicycles lay ignored on the side and they forgot all about the crackers they had packed for snack. Normally used to playing with much drier sand they made the most of this wet dense material that lent itself to much more moulding and building!
Needless to say they were taken straight for a shower after that! It was a really fun evening!