Scooting

Monkey hasn’t really been a fan of wheels, he has shown no interest in having a bike, and rarely used his My 1st Scooter.  Then he moved to Nursery School and something pricked his interest.  Wanting to be one of the boys maybe?  We dusted off his scooter, but oh dear, his big feet were too big for the scooter. Just as well his birthday was coming up. I wanted to get him scooting, feeling like he was fitting in.

After some recommendations we went for the Mini Micro Scooter and I hid it in the garage until his birthday.

ScootingOh Mum! Scooter!  Well with one thing and another we never got to spend much time on it before Christmas.  But come the new term Monkey was ready, ready for scooting to Nursery School.  He was off, he got the hang of his new scooter straight away, he loved it right from the start.  Finally we’d got Monkey some wheels and he was enjoying himself.

We scoot to Nursery School pretty much every morning, and I take it back at lunch time for the return trip, Monkey scooting home, zooming along the foot path.  Mummy, I’m going really fast aren’t I?

My little cling-on, who always likes to be stuck to my side, is finding a bit of independence. He’s letting go, happy to be scooting ahead of Mum, happy to scoot off and then wait for me to catch up. You may be thinking, well Monkey is 4 years old – this is normal!  Not here, not with my Monkey.  This is an immense step forward.  It’s a wonder to behold, I love watching him scoot off, one happy little boy.

We live in a cul-de-sac, when Monkey scoots up to our house, he hasn’t finished his trip.  He scoots off to the end of the cul-de-sac, turns around, and scoots back, then does a loop around the shared drive with our neighbours and he’s home.  I love it.  I love the look on his face, the freedom he’s enjoying.

Apparently, he even told Daddy P he might like to look at a bike!!! Huge news!  We’ve had the money put aside for 18 months for that bike.  But this is one small step, we’ll be happy with that for now. One amazing achievement.

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

25 thoughts on “Scooting

  1. 6yo was the same, never an interest in wheels. Thankfully now she loves riding her bike and it’s one of her favourite things to do. Fingers crossed Monkey’s confidence increases each time and you get the bike soon.

  2. Looks like he’s really loving his scooter! I’m sure my son will be the same at four years old – he doesn’t like to leave my side.

  3. I love this, my little one has had a scooter for a while now and is just getting into it now. He loves to dash around the house on it but can often be found using it to sit and watch TV! He has the same kind of scooter and it’s lovely. #SSAmazingAchievements

  4. Aw, looks like Monkey is loving his new scooter. Miss M is scooter and bike mad but Mister B has no interest whatsoever! We’re hoping he’ll show some interest this summer as he has both a bike and a scooter that he doesn’t use but it’s a great way to get them out in the fresh air!

  5. That is an amazing achievement without a doubt! Well done monkey! It is so wonderful (and terrifying) when they start showing those little signs of independence. A part of me always wants to stop it and another, to let them grow…

  6. This is fantastic news, he really is starting to find his feet. I love how quickly he learnt how to use it. It also must be so nice to not be stuck together, and a little bit sad.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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