I have an idea. Don’t try and steal it because it’s patented. No it’s not. But it’s on double-secret probation, okay? And if something like this already exists can you just keep that to yourself? Stop crushing my dreams.
It’s a restaurant concept. It’s called EAT * PLAY * LOVE. It’s set up in a big circle with a bar and eating area surrounding a giant “play pit.” You can drink with your husband or girlfriends (or alone!) while your child plays in the center. It’s filled with lots of fun toys and safe structures to climb on and get the lead out. You can see them at all times and go in if you want but there are also qualified personnel walking around said pit, monitoring the children and entertaining if need be. (Essentially doing your job as a parent while you eat and drink for an hour or two.) Kids starving? Feel free to order ahead and your food will be sitting on hot plates before you arrive. See the hostess to rent a loaded iPad. Buy extra clothes, diapers, wipes, stickers, chap-stick, band-aids, and any other obscure thing your child may ask for in the “gift” shop. Need a family-friendly ride home after too many Margs? Not a problem because we’ve got Uber XL’s on speed dial. (Feel free to pick up your car tomorrow, judgement-free.) NO ONE GOES BACK IN THE PIT UNTIL THE MEAL IS DEEMED COMPLETE BY CAREGIVER says a sign hanging over every table. This rule is enforced by an “empty plate” buzzer that goes off when you are satisfied with food consumption.
Clearly I have fallen in love with this idea and once I fall in love with something I can’t let it die.
**Now seeking investors**
(and my husband’s eyes who have rolled back into his head.)