I thought if this thread yesterday when I heard myself say "Nicholas, stop playing with the gnomes and eat your noodles."
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9/3/08 at 12:43pm
...at the Old Home Days of our town, the church set out a "dig for treasure" for the children. They'd filled an inflatable swimming pool with sand, and added some horrible cheapo plastic figures from Oriental Trading. Children were encouraged to dig as long as they liked.
(My son loves this activity at his own school's fall fair).
"But: only take two treasures," the adult in charge added. My five year old looked stricken. His hand was full of four or five pebbles he'd dug out-- ignoring the plastic toys completely, as if invisible. The adult saw his face and amended "oh, take as many rocks as you want."