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.
Oh 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.