Davina and I crumpled on the ground laughing hysterically, in tears, because we are trying to fit giant pieces of drywall into the back of her car and can't for the life of us figure out how they came out of there; Backing up into freshly painted walls; Getting sprayed with boiling water as we try to sort out the espresso machine; Comparing what seems like an infinite number of paint chips which I swear to God are all just plain white; Realizing that a door and door frame has an impossible number of surfaces and that no matter how many you paint there will be some that you missed; perched precariously painting on a ladder and having giant blobs of paint fall in your eye; and sharing beer and pizza with great friends getting your very own cafe ready to open. These are good times indeed.
We have been getting so much really great feedback and suggestions. We had over 700 hits on this site yesterday, probably due at least in part to Mike Layton linking to it on Twitter! I'm happy to report that most of what people are suggesting we were already planning.
The only thing that isn't really a possibility was a request for a ball pit. We just don't have that kind of space. I think you'll be happy to know that we are not charging for the play area. But that means that we aren't dedicating too much floor space to it either.
Our goal is to create an adult atmosphere where moms, dads and all caregivers feel comfortable and relaxed. So much of our lives are spent living in kiddie environments. It's like the adult environment has become unavailable to us because we have children. We walk down the street and look at the people enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee or a glass of wine and remember longingly when we used to do that. That's what we are offering. In short this is a space for us, not a space for the kids. But there will be enough to occupy the children so that you can actually enjoy your visit. Plus all of the things that you need when you're out with kids. All the little conveniences not offered by regular adult cafes are here.
In the meantime, keep those suggestions coming. And I promise to try to get some pictures up in a day or two!