Yesterday, John Brooks and I checked out Stay and Play at Sun Country Sports in Jonesville. On certain Tuesdays and Fridays, they allow kids under 5 and their parents to come and play on their gym equipment, bouncy houses and HUGE tunnel, crawl, climb, slide kidspace thing. John Brooks has boundless energy and a need to learn social skills that don’t involve tackling so for $5.50 I thought it was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours.
It was well worth the price! I wish I had taken some pictures but I was too busy wrangling my child. Aside from tackling a couple of girls, pulling a kid off of “his slide” and yanking a pair of safety glasses off of some toddler’s face it was a great time! John Brooks was learned how to pull himself up on a blow up toy, he got to bounce and jump, he got to jump into a foam pit and “swim” across, he even spent some time in the KidSpace thing I mentioned above. I was even able to get in on the action there! After checking every available sign to confirm that the contraption could in fact hold an adult, I scrambled up the net climbing wall, crawled through the tunnels and slid down a super fun slide with my boy.
We spent an hour and a half of the two hour alottment of time playing nonstop before John Brooks hit an emotional wall and had a full on two year old melt down causing me to hang my head and leave in mortification. Though I was embarrassed by his assorted aggressive actions all in all I think the experience was a good one and definitely something we will participate in again!