I took these pictures a few weeks ago, but have been meaning to post them. This is a warning to all parents out there...
MOON SAND IS EVIL!!!!!
Sammie received said product as a Christmas gift (the giver shall remain nameless - you know who you are!!!). We pulled out the moon sand on this particular day, and I told Sammie she could play with it on the kitchen floor.
I thought it would be much like playdough - but gritty in texture. Ooooh no. This stuff is S A N D - yes, real sand. It has a slightly sticky feel to it - so it will clump together and you can make sand castle type shapes by packing it in a round container and slamming it on the ground. But let there be no confusion here. It is sand!
So Sammie is playing with her sand, on the floor, and I'm busy working on my computer. After a few minutes I peek around at her and my ENTIRE FLOOR is COVERED in sand. C-O-V-E-R-E-D... like little sand granules everywhere... and they are sticky.
I hate moon sand. I don't use that word often... but ooooh how i hate moon sand.
So once Sammie tired of playing with the moon sand I had a floor to clean up and a sticky, gritty, child to clean up as well. Fun fact about moon sand - the way you clean it off a kid is pretty much the same way you clean REAL sand off a kid - by hosing them off. Unfortuantely, real sand can get hosed off outside, with a hose. But the moon sand was inside and I had no hose. So I had to give Sam a bath. Then I had to shake her jammies outside to remove excess sand, then put them in the wash and pray that the sand wouldn't clog my nice washing machine. Then I got to mop the kitchen floor.
Have I mentioned I hate moon sand? LOL...
So, all you moms out there (or dads, grandmas/pas, aunties, uncles, friends, babysitters, etc.): moon sand is evil and should be left at the store. If you want your kids to play with sand, take them to the beach. I've learned my lesson.
(ps... these pictures really don't do the situation justice. They were taken about 1/2 way into moon sand play. My kitchen and child weren't fully covered yet.)