The definition of sand, according to Wikipedia is: a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The definition of sand according to Paul is: awesome!
Little P went to the park today and spent a good hour playing in the sand box. I do not blame him, as I find sand very appealing as a plaything, and it can be used for different relaxation techniques. It is fun to put your feet in, and even more fun to squish around in your hands; it must be an inherently and universally pleasing substance, as I have never met a child that did not like to play in sand. Little P is just now beginning to appreciate sand for it's awesomeness, as a few months ago he would have picked up a handful and shoved it right in his mouth without playing in it at all. Today he drove trucks through it, made a nice sand pile, scooped it up in his hands and let it fall through his fingers, tried to run in it, and generally had a good time.
It completely wore him out, like playing outside always does, but he refused to take a nap and was just a little grumpy until he went to bed this evening. I am glad he likes to play outside, though, as it gets us out of the house and away from the plumbing for a while!