The day before yesterday, I actually bribed my littles ones with that horrible stuff, Moon Sand. If you haven't seen it, it's a bucket of colored sand basically. It feels like wet sand and can be used to build things, just like wet sand. It was a wonderful idea because the bucket was only $3.96 and they didn't bug me for one other thing the entire time we were at the store. However, yesterday, I spent hours picking Moon Sand out of my dinning room chairs, the ink pens that they apparently used to give their sand castle more texture, the silk florals, the kids fingernails, their hair... Oh, four children is plenty enough for me!