Wednesday 26 June 2013

And this little piggy went "wee wee wee" all the way to the Playbarn

We had a great time this morning, since going to the soft play area by us last week Opeie has been saying 'ball pit' everyday. I wasn't really impressed by the cleanliness of the place so again I was a bit wary about going to another one. Opeie was desperate to go again though so (hand sanitiser and antiseptic wipes in hand) I decided to take him to one that we had spotted when taking Seth to his weekend Tae Kwon Do classes. It's a little off the beaten track but I was hoping it would be the soft play area that would restore my faith in clean indoor play for children. As soon as I had walked through the doors I knew that it had. The play area I'm talking about is Pigg's Playbarn which is situated near Bridgnorth at the Apley farm shop. Everywhere is clean, looks new and the staff are very friendly. There was no stale smell (which seems to be a reoccurring thing with indoor play areas) and the pads on the play area were the colour they were supposed to be (rather than a dirty brown colour).

Although I personally wouldn't do it because I love joining in with the boys, what I love about Pigg's playbarn is its the sort of play area you could let toddlers go in alone (while bigger children are at school of course). Opeie loved running about and found getting to the upper levels easy to get too. Now that Opeie seems confident with when he needs to loo I'm trying to get him out as much as I can as myself and Mrs M have been concerned that he has not had much time to interact with other children. We needn't have worried though as the way he acted today made me so proud of him, he has such great manners. He accidentally knocked a little girl over and immediately said sorry, got out of one of the little tikes cars to let an eager looking boy have a go (great sharing) and when a little girl snatched something off him he politely said 'bless you' ( I like to think that was his own first sarcastic 'excuse you' but ill teach him all about that soon haha. He also made a little friend called Talia (which being the geek that i am made me think of Talia al Ghul) and they played really nicely together. Opeie's such a loving little boy.

With another two successful toilet trips in the bag I think it's safe to say he's really starting to get the hang of knowing when he needs to go and its great that he is confidently using toilets out and about. I still can't believe how lucky we've been. It was great to see Opeie mixing with other children and I even got to have some adult conversation (which doesn't happen a lot these days) With some moms although we were talking about breast feeding and potty training. Overall I was really impressed with Pigg's Playbarn and we will definitely be going again at some point next week. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that's in the area.

 By the time we got home the little man was shattered so it was straight to bed for him. Id be lying if i said i didn't drop off myself for 5 minutes, oops.

1 comment:

Natural.Vegan.Eco.Mom said...

Glad you had a lovely day when I was at work ! He looks so grown up :( love you both !!! Xxx