LP has had a scooter since she was about two but has never shown any real enthusiasm for using it anywhere except in the back garden. But over the last few weeks she has seen so many of her friends scooting to school that she wanted to scoot too.
But it’s hard to push a pushchair and stop a four year old on a scooter from veering into the road so it wasn’t something we could do straight away but even so she would ask on an almost daily basis if she could scoot to school tomorrow.
Finally, a day came where I could say yes, you can scoot to school tomorrow – as Hubby was home to look after Little Man whilst I walked with LP to school. She couldn’t have been more excited and literally bounced her way to bed that night, not being able to wait for the morning.
But in the morning she got dressed, passed me her book bag and water bottle to carry and took her scooter to the door, waiting patiently for me to get sorted to leave. She even put her helmet on without complaints and before I knew it we were off.
It’s actually quite surprising how fast a scooter can travel and I had to walk quite quickly to keep up. I was more nervous than LP, with roads to cross and with this being her first proper scoot away from home. But she did amazingly well, stopping to cross roads and stopping every so often to walk with the scooter when her legs got a little tired.
She parked her scooter up at school and skipped into class. At the end of the day she couldn’t wait to get back on the scooter and by the time we got home she was a pro, going so quickly, steering well and scooting more than she was walking.
But, she was so tired. She only has little legs and finds it hard to walk the mile to school so doing two miles on a scooter was exhausting for her. She agreed that she can’t scoot every day but now she wants to scoot to school once a week as a treat and I’m quite looking forward to the next time she scoots to school by my side.