My thing is: toddlers are messy. The things they enjoy doing are messy and they create messes doing the things they love. Sidewalk chalk? Messy. Food? Messy. Sandbox? Messy. If you can’t handle messes, don’t have children — you will be miserable and take the fun out of everything trying to control dirt and debris from happening. You will lose. The battle and your mind.
We have a sandbox in the back yard for the ladies. I like the sandbox. The sand is cool and mobile and it is slowly trying to take over our house. I do not have a solution to this. I am not going to mop the floors every day. I do remove sandy objects as best I can from my daughters feets, and any sandy clothes they may be wearing, but it doesn’t really matter what I do. Sand — invisible but ubiquitous, it is everywhere.