There is a playground near us which we pass by almost daily but never go to as it is surrounded by sand. Nicholas doesn't mind sand, but Marcus hates it. For some reasons, I always find other things to do and places to go if I am alone with Nicholas, so we never go there either.
Today, we went as a family and the boys had so much fun. Marcus had the brilliant idea of bringing his Megabloks dump truck and digger. So we did, with a few more toys. Towards the end, Marcus even agreed to take his shoes off and walked around cautiously. The boys spent 1.5 hrs there and reluctantly left at 7pm after much persuasion.
Once home, Marcus announced that he loves sandplay now. In fact he loves it so much that he wants to go there everyday forever! Whoa haha! I consider this a minor victory. :)