Wednesday, January 14, 2009

curse the Moon Sand!

I hate moon Sand!

My mom has about half a ton of the stuff at her house that is my nephews. My kids liked playing with it and making huge messes. My sister has some for her son (one of my other nephews) and they seem to like the stuff. She claims that it is not that hard to clean up. So last summer my sister asked me if Joe would like Moon Sand for his birthday and if I would care if he got some. My answer was immediately NO. However I then decided it was very nice to tell her what NOT to get him. She said good b/c he was getting anyway! So he got it. I decided it could be an outside toy only. Sam and Joe played with it on the deck for the first time shortly after we got it. About 80% of the sand was lost through the cracks in the deck and just from it being EVERYWHERE. I hated the stuff even more. I packed it up and put it away up high so no kids could get a hold of it. It has been there for over 6 months now. Target had some MoonSand on clearance so I thought we would give it another try. Today I got the MoonSand back out of hiding so Joe and Ike could play with it while I unloading groceries. I put a big plastic shower curtain down on the table. I really figured I would regret not putting it on the floor instead. However I did not want sand all over the "homework" table. Joe loves the stuff. He had the normal color sand, some red, green and some glitter blueish color sand. I gave Ike some yellow sand. Joe did pretty well keeping it contained. However, all those pretty colors now look like a big ugly blob of blah! You know, like 10 different colors of play doh when it is mixed up. Ike had yellow everywhere. He is only 16 months though! So I start picking up some yellow sand from the carpet when Joe decides his Moon sand dump truck needed to take a load off. On the carpet, all over the place. I tell him not to do it and warn him he won't be playing with it if he acts like that. Just to show me up, he takes the truck that still has more sand stuck to it and threw it on the floor. He had to pick it all up then sweep it up with the swivel sweeper. I packed it all up and it may be in hibernation for many, many months.

Who ever invented this stuff must not have had kids, and more than likely never allowed that stuff in their house. It gets everywhere!!!

7 comments:

Laura said...

You are a nicer mom than me...we don't havr any Moon Sand. I NEVER want Moon Sand and told my kiddos...NEVER in my house. So I guess I get the ugly mom award!

So I think your a great MOM!

Tracey said...

I could have written this myself! I busted a gut when I saw your title! I HATE HATE HATE that stuff! It is an OUTSIDE toy ONLY! I must warn you - it is hard to get off of concrete too! I actually posted (a while ago) about the same thing! Hide it Sister... WAY up high!

datri said...

I'm so glad I didn't buy it for the kids!! Although I did pick up some Floam cause it was at the Dollar Store. That's almost as bad!

aj said...

LOL - i've never even heard of Moon Sand! guess it will be many moons before you get that stuff back out again : ) Janna is so deprived! it is suppose to drop into the teens here tonight - a rare thing around here. we have a high of 28 tomorrow - another rare thing. i cannot even imagine 8 degrees - ya'll stay warm and cuddled up!

SunflowerMom said...

Moon sand was made by the devil to drive mothers insane.

Christina said...

I hate moon sand too LOL In my book as bad a playdough!

Debbie Yost said...

Hibernation? Throw it away! I bought some for Peanut back when she was still in Infant Toddler. One of her therapists brought some over. I hated it too. I think I still with playdough.