Little E and I have a favourite soft play: Treasure Chest on the outskirts of Crawley. It isn't the cheapest but it is clean, comfortable and serves really good food. Little E has recognised how good the food is and insists on spending most of the two hour play session begging me to buy her more food. Sometimes to the point where she eats most of my lunch as well as her own. I can't quite work this out. There is a huge pirate ship themed soft play just sitting there, teasing her with it's ball pond, wiggly slide and rope bridge but she is happier sitting with me munching away. If I can get her to go off and play she is back at the table after every circuit to grab a few chips or a stick of cucumber before she runs off again. I have tried feeding her first then refraining from buying any food at the centre but all she does is hang around the food counter, basically begging like some stray dog...
I've looked around at the other children. This is not usual. Most of them have to be begrudgingly coaxed from the play frame to eat anything. I'm not sure why Little E is obsessed with the food but she is. I now accept that we have to go over lunchtime and she will probably only run about for half the time. My Bestie thinks it is because she wants to do what the grownups do at softplay (drink tea, eat cake and chat) and to be fair she is probably right!
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