Ever since the incident at soft play Ethan’s soft play experience hasn’t been the same. We have taken him to different soft play places but thy have been hard work for us as we have tried to build Ethan’s confidence. We have had to take him round and he wouldn’t let us out of his sight. To be honest we have stopped taking him to soft play as out of school hours they can be very busy. Thankfully we have been invited to some private soft play parties over the past year and Ethan has enjoyed them with our help.
On Sunday night we were invited to another soft play party and the party started like normal for us, we all went in to play. I’m really getting too old for this but I give it my best shot.
I don’t know what happened but a few of Ethan’s friends were calling his name and then suddenly he run off to join them. It has taken over a year but our little boy was suddenly confident to leave our side and enter the soft play with his class mates. We couldn’t believe it but we were both so happy, this gave Darren the chance to take Little E around the soft play and I was able to talk to other mum’s.
Ethan loved every moment of that soft play party, you could see the joy on his face and he has asked about the soft play party every day since.
I must admit we didn’t book Ethan a soft play birthday party for his birthday and it was something I wanted to do but his lack of confidence put us off. I’m hoping that we can continue to work on this new-found soft play confidence and next year Ethan might be able to celebrate his own birthday at soft play.