I swore to myself that I would NEVER take my child into one of those play place things at the mall. I walked past them in disgust: the yelling, the crying, the screaming, the kids wiping their noses with their hands and then touching everything. in. sight. Nothing about the play place seemed like a good idea.
Then, just a few short years later, I became the parent of a toddler. Now I know why parents love these things - because kids love these things. I'm over the yelling, crying, and screaming; that just comes with raising a toddler. They will do that at the play place in the mall or at home or wherever they are. The noise distributes better at the mall. :)
As far as the germs, I'm kind of over that too. Toddlers are kind of gross sometimes. I clean her up as best as I can, and always wash/sanitize hands when leaving the play place.
|Climbing on some giant dominoes.|
|Crawling through a tunnel to greet my sister on the other side.|
What have you said you'd NEVER do as a parent??