Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Just say NO!!!

to Moon Sand, that is!!

Yeah, about a month ago I gave into the Floam begs. Today, I willingly bought Moon Sand! It was my idea, the kids didn't even know what it was! AC Moore has it on sale 2 for $7, I decided I'd buy it for the kids.

Why? Why did I do it? With a name like Moon SAND, I should've known better!! It is exactly that, SAND!!! It's got some sort of stuff in it so it sticks together when you squeeze it, but it quickly falls apart after that!

Not a good idea!! Very messy!! I had purple sand all over my kitchen floor, the white kitchen floor!! Plus, I am all out of Mr. Clean!! Luckily, it cleans up nicely with the Dustbuster, but it is still a mess!!

So, those of you out there reading this, if you have ever looked at Moon Sand and have thought about buying it for your kids (especially if you have an almost 3 year old), JUST SAY NO!!! Take it from me!! Your floors will love me for it!!

14 comments:

Maureen said...

LOL! Sorry to laugh at your mess, but this is funny... I can just imagine a purple sandy floor (and some adult skidding across uncontrollably.)

Luckily, my daughter is too old for that stuff anymore. The only things she spreads out on the floor are clothes....

Colleen said...

Thanks for the warning! Kyle was asking for some and I thought maybe it would be fun because it sticks together better, but maybe we'll find something else... hee hee

Scrapbook Princess said...

Ohh thanks for the heads up... I am always looking for fun crafty (non tv ) things to do with the kiddo :)

I think I will pass on floam too heheheh

Kimberly said...

i'm convinced my dad's wife really hates me. yes. she gave moon sand to alexander for his birthday last year.

imagine my surprise when..OH NO...the moon sand 'accidentally' disappeared. where did it go? how did that happen? yeah. buh bye. sorry alexander. i was sooo tired of cleaning up that crap! lol... so i feel your pain!

Trish said...

I am going to file this tip in my bank of what not to buy Tyler.

Angel said...

Amen to that ! I hate the moon sand too! I just added some color to the outside sandbox... definately not an inside thing to do! Oh such a mess !

shelly b said...

This does not sound like fun!

Aline said...

Lol, I am so sorry laughing at your mess, but I love this post, that's the real life! :)

I'm happy my son won't play with this anymore. :)

MaMaLoT said...

Hi Rachael,

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I've browsed through your lo's and I think you make really beautiful things! Your blog is in my favorites now... :)

And thanks for the tip, I think it's not available in Holland yet, but when it is, I will remember your advice... LOL

scrappermimi said...

Thanks for the heads up. I have seen this on TV and the kids keep asking for it but I didn't get it because I hate buying stuff off TV. If I had seen it at the store it would have been mine, sounds like you saved me a headache.

Scrappygirl said...

Awwww Rachael I alway made and bought those messy things for my kids!!!! Have you tried just cornstarch and water in a tub outside?????? Such fun! You just gotta:) You will have plenty of time to keep things clean when your kids are grown up! Moon Sand rocks!!!!

~Nancy~ said...

Thanks for the warning girlie.. hehe.. XOXO

Jill said...

My kids are too old for that too, but when they were younger, I made them play with anything that mess IN THE BATHTUB!!!! It's much easier clean up and they still get to play with the icky stuff. :-)

Steve said...

I hate Moon Sand