Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sand - what it is good for?

Absolutely nothing!

I met up with the girls as usual on Wednesday and we took the babies to the park. The sand pit was empty so someone suggested we dive in. I noticed Michaela's horrified look and she noticed mine. Sand? But what if they put it in their mouths? What if there are 'unidentified' objects hidden in the golden grit? What if it transfers to their pushchairs and we end up with sand in our cars?

Just stick 'em in, we heard!

So reluctantly we placed Lola and Coby in the sand with Louis, Jasmine and Oliver. Of course, they loved it and Coby had sand everywhere. Yes, he tried to eat it, yes, he kept placing 'unidentified' objects in his mouth and yes, it found its way into all the nooks and crannies of his pushchair - but it was fun and more importantly, very liberating for the babies to get as messy as they wanted...

"Ok these are the rules: no eating, no rubbing in eyes,
erm, Louis, play attention please"

"Oh we do like to be beside the seaside"

Coby's not sure if sand tastes as good as it looks and feels

Louis, my little lovely

Oliver, Coby, Jasmine, Lola & Louis

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