On the way home from church this week I looked out my window and spotted a Little Tikes turtle sandbox on the side of the road. It took a gargantuan amount of self control not to stop and try and shove it in the car with my two year old. But then I remembered, we live in a second story apartment and sandboxes really are meant to be an outside toy.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of experiencing the turtle sandbox, it is the ultimate sandbox experience. Not only are your shovels, buckets and trucks shielded from rain and snow by the shell cover that fits snugly over the turtle's sand but the shell also makes the perfect refuge for hide and seek, capture the flag and bird watching.