It was Christmas 2005 that we got Amara her sandbox. She was 20 months old and even though it was December AmaraLand is in sunny southern California and the weather was wonderful. Amara loved playing in the sand at the beach and she loved playing in the sand at the park, we knew it would be a good investment. I remember that she wasn’t exactly
comfortable with the sandbox at first. She wanted to play with the sand but she didn’t want to get into the sandbox. That fear didn’t last long and we were right. Getting the sandbox was a great investment and she has gotten a lot of good use out of it.
Not only has Amara had lots of fun in that sandbox so have some of her friends. Kylie was kind of like Amara at first, she wasn’t sure she wanted to get dirty but she and the sandbox soon became friends.
She and Shea had fun playing in it last summer but Amara has played with the sandbox less and less and she has grown to the point that she doesn’t even fit in the sandbox anymore. So I suggested to Amara that she give her sandbox to her other Grandma for her backyard so that Amara’s new cousin could play with it. He isn’t a year old yet so he would get lots of good use out of it — — and she loved the idea. Amara LOVES her new cousin and would do anything for him.
Amara was the only grandchild on either side of the family for a very long time but she loves having him around. Amara and I talked about it some more and I said we would need to get it emptied and moved soon so that the ground under it would have time to recover before her birthday party. And she looks at me in that way that only Amara can and says “This works out perfect Grandma. I wanted a bigger bouncy house for my birthday party and now we will have more room.”
You just have to love her.
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