Been reading up on how to build your own sandbox, since AJ wants one.

Plenty of good ideas out there.  But along with them, it seems like half the online articles have something to say about the grave threats to children’s health from sandboxes.  Put it the shade, because sun will cause serious health problems.  Don’t put it in the shade, because leaves, twigs and bird droppings could cause fatal illnesses.

Just what in heaven’s name is wrong with these people?  It’s.  A.  Freakin’.  Sandbox!  Could someone point me to any instance in all of recorded history where any child was ever seriously injured in one?  Sheesh…

Honestly, when did people get so irretrievably stupid?