When Mr P decided to take a random week off work, I was ever so excited for the family fun we would have together. I didn’t care that we didn’t have time to plan extravaganzas. It didn’t have to be anything special, just the four of us making memories, is enough for me. It was midweek, so we decided to go to the soft play area near us. We figured it should be quiet. To our surprise, we had the entire place to ourselves all afternoon.
I love a good soft play area. What a great invention for kids and parents alike. I am not sure if the big cities back home in the states have these, but where I grew up, we definitely didn’t. The closest thing we had was Chucky Cheeses and that was a four hour drive from us. I never got to run around, climbing, jumping, screaming, shouting, chasing, throwing, and rolling all over the place to my ends delight like my kids get to now. If the USA haven’t jumped on this amazing band wagon, they should pronto. I don’t know where I would be without our soft play area days especially midweek while it’s raining and I am sick of the sight of my own four walls.Buba thought he had won the lottery. Running from each side of the room to the other, shouting, “where is everyone?” Calling for his Daddy to come join him in his fun. And boy did we all have fun, just lounging around, watching Buba run his energy off and Missy Moo attempt to pull herself up on various plush toys. It was nice to lay in the middle of it all, get ourselves comfortable with Missy Moo playing near us and chat while Buba ran around us. Something you can’t really do with a bunch of other families around. That would look ridiculous and I am sure a few parents would have something to say about it. But we didn’t have to think about that.
Overall, we did what we always do, spending the afternoon at a soft play area, but this time Daddy was there, and we had it all to ourselves which was truly magical and made some great memories. I remember looking up and seeing Mr P kicked back with his feet up, Missy Moo sitting in the crook of his arm, watching Buba build on the far wall in front of them. It’s a picture I will have with me forever. Sounds simple, but I am ever so grateful for these family moments.
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