My children love their Micro Scooter’s (and no this isn’t a review post we payed for them, although an adult one to join them on would be lovely ) and I love the idea of them.
After going for a walk with my eldest when he was a toddler, I realised I had to do something about the pace at which we progressed. Seriously if I had stuck with that pace we would have only just got to the library and that was three years ago. So I decided a scooter would help. I imagined him scooting alongside me keeping a reasonable pace and loving every minute of it.
Now initially this is what happened but after a while he developed an aversion to scooting uphill. Our walks became very slow climbs uphill followed by me running after him downhill shouting slow down. Not pleasant or relaxing. So back in the buggy he went until he got older and more prepared to scoot uphill.
My middle son started coveting his older brothers scooter shortly before his third birthday. So Grandma bought him one for his birthday. He was thrilled and doesn’t generally mind scooting up small hills. There are a few problems though. Firstly Robo Boy is very clumsy, I mean he could fall over lying down. So he falls a lot. He also seems to manage falling a lot into puddles and mud.
However over the last few weeks his scooting has improved dramatically. So yesterday when he asked to scoot on the school run, I said yes. I also took the buggy board just in case.
A friend of mine rather kindly helped me with the school run yesterday as I am a little woozy on the new med’s. What I remembered of the trip up the big hill to preschool was that Robo Boy scooted brilliantly all the way up making very little fuss. Brilliant I thought , no more tripping over buggy board on school run.
So this morning I took Wonder Girl in the buggy and Super Kid and Robo Boy scooted. I chased them all the way to the school. No problem we got their quickly. After dropping off Super Kid we headed to preschool.
Well, firstly Robo Boy fell in a puddle soaking his mittens. Then he demanded that I pull him up the hill on his scooter. As I pictured yesterday the fog cleared a little and I suddenly remembered that in fact my friend had pulled Robo Boy most of the way to preschool. My illusion that he had so brilliantly done it on his own was the result of a heavily medicated fog.
So we had a slow very whiny walk to preschool as Robo Boy insisted his scooter was to wet after the puddle incident. Tomorrow morning, I will be taking the buggy board!
Yeah I am not a fan of scooters. I am often in fear of my ankles or Jake being knocked over as the older kids go hell for leather by us.
Mums of younger ones are often seen bruising there own ankles lumping them along.
Just me and Jake holding hands suits me. we do a lot in that time, talk about the day, fit in some speech therpy and I get to give his little hand – hand hugs as we go along inbetween him stopping for hugs. I will miss this time.
I love holding hands with mine, will be a sad day when they no longer want to do that.
lets not think about it or I will end up broody and having another one.
Buggy Boards one of lifes great inventions 🙂
Having said that the request for a adult scooter I am with you on that and then another invention of a child’s scooter that can be pulled along behind the adult scooter without falling over. Now we are talking!!!
My two now passed such things so I’ll be just scootering on my own unless you want to join me 😉
Hope your school run this morning was a good one x
Hi thanks, no school run this am as was a hospital day (I’m in for three days and nights now) but things are looking up. I reckon you should invent the adult child pulling scooter linker and take it to Dragons Den.
Oh good, glad things are looking up 🙂 so you can help with the adult scooter pulley thing! 😉 x
Scooters, buggy boards? Both equally dangerous to ankles and backs! We tried both and I am very glad to be well beyond needing either option. I always found myself walking at a very odd angle to avoid bumping my ankles on the buggy board – that hurt my back. Pushing/pulling the scooter also hurt my back so I was glad when the children agreed to scoot by themselves – except when they scooted into my feet!
So glad to hear there will be a time when my ankles are not bruised 🙂
i thought i commented on this yesterday but it appears i didnt! i am dreading the day that Burton wants to take a ride on something out with us or a bike – it will be a right nightmare trying to co-ordinate him and the buggy with Jenson! then he will probably tire of it and i will be let carrying it! x
Scooters , fit really well slung over the handle bars. It will be fine.