The PlayPlace is bigger and something adults SHOULD monitor when their child or children play.
Even if you make your child or children wash their hands before eating at McDonalds, they still carry on their body and clothing the germs of children that are classmates. Imagine the number of children to the usual McDonalds you visit, the seemingly popularity of other kids playing, and the actual population of your town. Even if you are a city that is 190,000 people, and 3 McDonalds (like Belleville, Illinois), you have quite a bit of children visiting the PlayPlace.
Normally (and this is my knowledge as an employee of a Belleville, Illinois McDonalds located across a high school of a 2,500+ student population – Belleville Township High School East… back in 1999) children are going to be plentiful, buck wild, and as a parent, you are going to scold your kid for things you believe they should not do.
However, what happens in public should not be at home, even if you are a parent so laid back that jumping on the bed or couch is shrugs at.
Despite the fact that even though I myself grew up in a military family (a family that moved constantly based on the needs of the U.S Government), I grew uo to respect what my parents and grandparents bought. Even thought it seemed like fun, jumping on the bed and the couch were things I remember being scolded for when I was young.
Today, I do the same to my son, my nephews, and nieces.
The thing a lot of folks in he 20s and 30s that were early parents fail to teach is respecting what is bought for the home and to last. No matter what it is – from the walls of a house to a bed or toy, it can be destroyed.
However, for those who are parents, we can teach our child or children how important it is to take care of what we currently have by just telling them. For those even new as parents in their teens, they can explain to their child(ren) that if they like a toy or game and want it to last, they only have to take care of it.