Indoor play space: object of love/hate relationships with parents all over the world. My kids loved them. I loved seeing them gleefully burning off energy. But the noise! The germs! The smell! The atrocious snacks! After a few hours, I always felt as if I’d endured a round with Muhammad Ali. But I have to admit, those places do serve a purpose.
Why is it that now that my children have learned to keep their germs to themselves, use their indoor voices, and run around with minimal parental supervision, there are no indoor play spaces appropriate for their age? Why are they relegated to the mall (not really a play space)? Community leisure center? Good luck finding that.
Will someone please open up a teen play center (mall-ternative) near my house? We’d like one with a climbing wall, ping-pong tables, a basketball court that can maybe double as tennis or badminton court as well as a dance floor, foosball tables, billiard tables, good tunes, a nice cafe serving delicious and nutritious snacks, and what else…. We’ll pay. We promise to keep it neat and tidy. And we promise to keep the shouting down. Please, please, please. Thank you.