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Is dirt a toy?
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Poll: Is dirt a toy?
yes 43 / 83%
no 2 / 4%
What in the world are you talking about? 7 / 13%
52 total votes
 

Annael
Half-elven


Aug 29 2012, 9:24pm

Post #26 of 41 (691 views)
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sure, as is sand [In reply to] Can't Post

endless possibilities for creativity.

Even at my age, put me beside a little creek and I can't resist creating dams and other earthworks.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 29 2012, 9:28pm

Post #27 of 41 (795 views)
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I'm the exact same! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Even at my age, put me beside a little creek and I can't resist creating dams


I can't help myself! Perhaps oddly, I find it quite therapeutic. Nothing like trying to dam and divert a small creek.



Ruinwen
Rivendell


Aug 29 2012, 9:47pm

Post #28 of 41 (790 views)
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Be careful [In reply to] Can't Post

That's probably how Sauruman started out, and look what happened to him...


Delrond
Rohan


Aug 29 2012, 11:11pm

Post #29 of 41 (711 views)
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Suppose [In reply to] Can't Post

one of the GrandPatties asked for a toy as a birthday present. You then carefully place a shovel-full of dirt in a box and proceed to wrap it up all nice, shiny bow and everything. When they open it, what do you think will be their reaction?


Radhruin
Rohan


Aug 29 2012, 11:14pm

Post #30 of 41 (827 views)
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Oh yes indeedy [In reply to] Can't Post

When I was young, dirt and books were my toys. Luckily I had enough forethought not to combine the two though. When I was seven, my parents had a new septic system installed in our back yard and I spent hours upon hours making a mini-Grand Canyon with waterfalls, rapids, and bridges from the dirt/clay pile. It was pretty extravagant and I loved it. Then the "serious" landscaping had to take its place. I still think my work was more imaginative. ; )


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 29 2012, 11:21pm

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You've got it all wrong, though. [In reply to] Can't Post

Shovelfuls of dirt are for naughty kids.

Dump truckfuls of dirt are for good kids.

Cool


Delrond
Rohan


Aug 29 2012, 11:25pm

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Can I [In reply to] Can't Post

quit while I'm behind?


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 29 2012, 11:27pm

Post #33 of 41 (799 views)
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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

*drives a dump truck full of wonderful, clean dirt onto Delrond's new back yard*

Now, just try to keep Little D out of that! Laugh


Delrond
Rohan


Aug 29 2012, 11:31pm

Post #34 of 41 (730 views)
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He'll have to beat me to it. [In reply to] Can't Post

As I said, me and dirt go way back. Nowadays, sand is my new dirt. I can't resist digging little trenches for the tide to fill in, not to mention the awesome sand castles.Smile


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Aug 30 2012, 1:18pm

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Absolutely! [In reply to] Can't Post

Making mudpies, digging for "buried treasure" in the backyard...dirt is ENDLESS FUN when you're a kid. :)


Loresilme
Valinor


Aug 30 2012, 7:00pm

Post #36 of 41 (863 views)
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If sand is a toy [In reply to] Can't Post

and it is :).... then so is dirt!


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 3:10am

Post #37 of 41 (686 views)
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So is snow. :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


sam90
Lorien

Aug 31 2012, 11:49pm

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My childhood was not deprived! [In reply to] Can't Post

@Alassea Eruvande I don't exactly get your point, why one's childhood would be 'deprived' if he consider now that he is grown-up that dirt isn't what might be called a toy? As a child I played with sand, mud ect and was having good times. But here's the thing: You can play with probably anything in some ways and sometimes at your risks and perils. Is then anything are waht might be called toys? I do not think so.


(This post was edited by sam90 on Aug 31 2012, 11:58pm)


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 1 2012, 2:26am

Post #39 of 41 (933 views)
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Oh, I'm just teasing Delrond. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's all in fun. Smile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 4 2012, 12:43am

Post #40 of 41 (918 views)
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I grew up atop a sand pile! [In reply to] Can't Post

A whole world of imagination lived in that dirt!

My g'daughter loved eating sand/dirt when she was a toddler. She'd dip her apple in it and munch away! So much that when you'd change her diaper, there was this nice ring of soil there ;)


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Oct 23 2013, 8:32pm

Post #41 of 41 (75 views)
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Yes of course! [In reply to] Can't Post

Mud pies.... Mud fights.... Drawing in mud... Sandcastles.... Plus if you live in a place like where I grew up, the dirt can be almost entirely composed of clay. I used to make clay statues and pots and harden them in the sun.

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