Tonight my daughter went to the Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse to see some of her friends playing music. What wholesome fun! When I was her age (13), my family would go hang out at The Second Touch christian coffeehouse on the square in Columbia, TN. It was a safe place, and fun. They had lots of Christian music, a "house band" and Amy Grant even came once (but that was just before we started going regularly). Kids SO need good things to do with their time, and playing music is a "good thing", as is listening to it! It was a little loud, up close, but off to the side was good. My 2 1/2 year old has been playing with her older brother's old "First Act" drum set (minus the bass drum pedal, which I have misplaced), and it was nice to see how drums are really supposed to be played! I also loved the Bemis Next Step toilet seat in the Frothy Monkey's bathroom---so very cool and Dilara used it with the "child seat" in place. I want one for home SO BAD--she doesn't like her potty much. Looks like they are around $35-40, so I guess we'll do without.
Lydia, single mom of 3