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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


Aug 29 2012, 9:24pm

Post #26 of 41 (745 views)
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.


Aug 29 2012, 9:28pm

Post #27 of 41 (851 views)
I'm the exact same! [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


Aug 29 2012, 9:47pm

Post #28 of 41 (848 views)
Be careful [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Aug 29 2012, 11:11pm

Post #29 of 41 (765 views)
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?


Aug 29 2012, 11:14pm

Post #30 of 41 (885 views)
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

Aug 29 2012, 11:21pm

Post #31 of 41 (850 views)
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.



Aug 29 2012, 11:25pm

Post #32 of 41 (783 views)
Can I [In reply to] Can't Post

quit while I'm behind?

AlassŽa Eruvande

Aug 29 2012, 11:27pm

Post #33 of 41 (854 views)
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


Aug 29 2012, 11:31pm

Post #34 of 41 (784 views)
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


Aug 30 2012, 1:18pm

Post #35 of 41 (852 views)
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. :)


Aug 30 2012, 7:00pm

Post #36 of 41 (919 views)
If sand is a toy [In reply to] Can't Post

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

Ethel Duath

Aug 31 2012, 3:10am

Post #37 of 41 (744 views)
So is snow. :D // [In reply to] Can't Post



Aug 31 2012, 11:49pm

Post #38 of 41 (978 views)
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

Sep 1 2012, 2:26am

Post #39 of 41 (990 views)
Oh, I'm just teasing Delrond. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's all in fun. Smile


Sep 4 2012, 12:43am

Post #40 of 41 (972 views)
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 ;)


Oct 23 2013, 8:32pm

Post #41 of 41 (130 views)
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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