Sunshine just tromped in here and held out her flat little feet so I could remove her shoes. Without thinking, or even taking much account of the fact that she was dusty from head to toe, I removed her little canvas mary jane only to have a shower of dust and dirt fall down onto my own foot. It was worse with the second shoe–that included pebbles. All this reaffirmed for me that our yard was child-friendly enough for a Sunshine who likes to dig and delve with her girly little trowel and push along tractors.
We do NOT need a sandbox.