This is where our boys spend most of their mornings and afternoons. My parents bought this table for Christmas last year and it has been worth every. single. penny. The sand table doesn't look like this anymore, as all of the sand is pretty much on the patio. After the thousandth time of saying, "Keep the sand in the box," I relented and let them put it on the porch. They seem to have more fun that way, and I do too. It's nice to just relax and let things get messy sometimes.