We all agree that we f*cking hate softplay but it is a lifesaver and one of life's necessities.
The Second Rule of Soft Play is:
We ALL agree that we f*cking DESPISE softplay but it IS a lifesaver and one of life's necessities. Sob.
The Third Rule of Soft Play is:
We NEVER think about what is underneath the balls in the ball pool. We don't ever think about the p*ss that has probably dribbled down the slide. The thought of spit/sick/sh*t never crosses our mind. And when it does? WE REPRESS IT.
I'm not thinking about your rolling around in sick, p*ss and poo. Nope not at all. GAH!
The Fourth Rule of Soft Play is:
We shall all vow that we won't spend £1 on the myriad of many machines that frustratingly line the walls of the establishment. Then within three minutes we have spent a fiver and are trying to prise ugly Ninja Turtle tattoos out of screaming toddlers hands.
The Fifth Rule of Soft Play is:
(Whispers... you will all at some point feel the fear when you sneak in illegal Fruit Shoots and Quavers refusing to pay £2 for the ones they sell there. You hold your breath the whole time in terror of the shame of being kicked out).
The Sixth Rule of Soft Play is:
When your kid is smacked in the face once by a GIANT child you smile politely at the parents and say "no really it's OK, no it's fine, kids eh?". All the whilst feeling a bit sweaty and judging their parenting skills internally.
There is nothing nicer that plunging deep into some stinky balls
When your child is hit the face for a SECOND time by a GIANT child? You lose your sh*t and your husband has to restrain you from physically attacking their parent.
The Eight Rule of Soft Play is:
When your child hits another child you want to die so you overcompensate by giving them a lecture at the top of your voice. With lots of pointy fingers and the phrases "play nicely" "be a big boy" "share" and "we will go home!". Knowing you have NO intention of going home for a good few hours.
The Ninth Rule of Soft Play is:
If your child shows vague interest in another child you encourage this friendship. You choose this other tiny human to be your child's soulmate for the duration of your visit in a vein attempt to get them to play together so you can have a hot tea.
"I came in like a wreeeeeeecccccccckkkkiiiiinnnngggg baaaallllll!"
The Tenth Rule of Soft Play is:
At any point when your child jumps on one of the giant balls you hum "Wrecking Ball" very loudly and megalol to yourself #itsthelittlethingsthatkeepusgoing