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God, I hate soft play parties.

17 replies

gotmychocolateimgood · 01/06/2019 20:24

The screaming. The bad lighting. The claustrophobia. The smell of greasy food. The noise.
DS is 5, but has medical needs so I can't drop and run. He had a great time. I'm so thankful that it's over ๐Ÿ˜

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Sexnotgender · 01/06/2019 20:26

I hate soft play full stop.

DuchessOfBallybrack · 01/06/2019 20:27

Yes, thank god mine are teens now, I used to take two nurofen before I walked in to those places.

BackforGood · 01/06/2019 20:32

Oh, 100%.
I hate soft play, full stop - doesn't need to be a party.
Glad mine didn't really go until they were old enough to be dropped off and collected at the end.

Titsywoo · 01/06/2019 20:36

I'm way past my soft play days. However I'm currently at a concert with my young teen. Noise, smelly, definitely claustrophobic. I think I prefer soft play Grin

OldUnit · 01/06/2019 20:42

How does anyone choose to work there!?! Willingly turn up and spend 8hrs in those absolute hell holes.

leasedaudi · 01/06/2019 20:44

I used to work at a mega soft play / indoor amusement playground with carousels etc for under tens. Put me off children until I was well into my thirties! The worst was when we got a code brown the ball pit :( happened regularly and it was a massive ball pit

newjobnerves · 01/06/2019 20:46

My youngest is 5, we are near the end of soft play hell, can't be many more years left!!

gotmychocolateimgood · 01/06/2019 21:15

Glad I'm not alone in my hatred of the migraine inducing, germ riddled pest pits. I took to my bed to lie in blissful darkness as soon as we got home!

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galaxy101 · 01/06/2019 21:27

I was also at a soft play party today with my 5 year old, she had a great time but I absolutely despise soft play!

CigarsofthePharoahs · 01/06/2019 22:12

I have to go to one tomorrow morning.
It helps to go with a list of things that are worse.
Eg root canal and the anaesthetic doesn't work.
Someone using a pneumatic drill right outside for hours.
Having to be the poor sod at the vets whose job it is to clear up all the animal excrement.
My youngest isn't quite up to me dropping and running which means I have to sit there and Socialise. Shame I'm driving or I'd hide gin in my coffee.

gotmychocolateimgood · 02/06/2019 07:14

Yes, having to make small talk whilst pretending it isn't really shit is the worst bit!

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Toddlerteaplease · 02/06/2019 07:48

I once got asked to babysit my colleagues two year old. As she couldn't go to nursery. I was so excited to take her to soft play. I had a ball, until my bum got stuck on the slide!

gotmychocolateimgood · 02/06/2019 08:51

Soft play used to be a novelty when I was a shiny-eyed new mum. Then I realised how vile it is!

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Loopytiles · 02/06/2019 08:53

This era is over for me, thankfully.

Coffee and wifi were the only upsides.

NabooThatsWho · 02/06/2019 08:56

I donโ€™t mind soft-play, and I actually enjoy the stodgy food Smile
What I hate is when brats go in and start indiscriminately beating the crap out of any (usually much younger) children standing near them, while the parents drink their coffee and ignore it. And yes they are choosing to ignore it.

grumpycatgrumpycat · 02/06/2019 09:03

Iโ€™m actively counting down the days until my 6 month old is old enough to be let loose even in the baby section of soft play. Itโ€™s 24 degrees already here and the ONLY thing that she is happy doing today is being walked round and round the house on my or her dadโ€™s hip.

Yesterday we tried a nice walk around the village. The HORROR when people dared to look at her ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

gotmychocolateimgood · 02/06/2019 11:07

Grumpycatgrumpycat please come back to this thread in 5 years and let us know how much you still love it then ๐Ÿ˜

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