Now my son does everything in his own time as we’re all aware. But it would appear that peer pressure has hit home – in the form of scooter riding! We’re on the move! He has had an Ozbozz My 1st Scooter for as long as I can remember. He’ll sometimes pootle along our tiny patio, very rarely he’ll ask to go out on the pavement with it. He’s shown no real interest in it until this last week.
We walk to Nursery School and regularly get passed by other kids zooming past on their scooters. A number of the kids in Nursery School also arrive on scooters or bikes (I still live for the day he says he wants a bike!).
Anyway, out of the blue, he pipes up one morning – Mummy I want to scoot to school. Ok, let’s be ready to leave a bit earlier and we’ll get your scooter out of the garage.
Blimey, I thought, happy that he finally wants to ride his scooter. But a little part of me was a bit sad – this was the start of peer pressure rearing its head, wanting to be part of the gang.
So we get it out of the garage and yes, it’s a long, slow walk to school, no he doesn’t scoot all of the way, yes I do end up carrying it (need to remember where I put the Scoot N’ Pull – its bright pink, I won it, they never checked that he was a boy!) But anyway, he loved it. I also need to dig his helmet out, that’s been waiting patiently to be worn – now which safe place did I leave that in???
There was just one slight problem – his feet! He is already in a 10.5 shoe, his feet are now too big for his My 1st Scooter – such a shame as it’s great in every other way. We can turn it from a 4 wheel to a 3 and 2 wheel scooter – but no good if the boy’s feet are just too big for it now!
So after realising that this is not a whim, this is the new ‘on the move’ boy I thought I’d better look for a more suitable set of wheels for my super speedy (or not!) son.
Thanks to ChelseaMamma and Globalmouse travels for their advice, his new scooter is on its way with some of the money I won in the BritMums #Spend20K. challenge. A lovely Mini Micro Scooter – ideally I want to save it for his birthday, we’ll have to see how that goes – if he can manage with his big feet for another 12 weeks …..
Linking Monkey’s on the move post to Magic Moments and Small Steps Amazing Achievements this week.