We have a big tree that has grown over our flower garden - a wild tree that nobody planted and is too close to the fence. We have grape vines along that same side of the fence that send shoots way way up into the tree and in the middle of the summer it feels a little like a jungle in that corner of the garden. The roots at the base of the tree have made it so that nothing will grow in the ground, so we thought it was the perfect place for a sandbox. Smack dab in the middle of the garden, right in moms line of sight from the kitchen window, lots of shade for the kids to escape to from the summer heat. Much to my surprise, the kids are completely occupied by these 'digging and building things'. They will play forever in my friends sandbox and always cry and scream like unbehaved little children when we have to make them leave. So now we have one of our own and hopefully a fun spot for the kids and their friends. (hopefully not the cats). I'm thinking this is going to give me a little summer sanity. It's much better than trying to keep Becks from constantly running in the road in the front yard - Anyone want to come over and play?