Scooting to School {The Ordinary Moments}

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.

Scooting to School {The Ordinary Moments}


  1. May 29, 2016 / 7:17 am

    We love a scoot to school too but like you said it’s quite hairy watching them the first few dozen times!!

  2. May 29, 2016 / 7:33 am

    Ah bless her that is so cute. I love how they get excited by these things, something so simple can bring so much happiness. My heart would have been racing too, they do go fast on them! x

  3. May 29, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Aww bless her, how sweet! She is only so very little still though – by next year you’ll be running to catch her up!

  4. May 29, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Aww bless her. It feels so good to be able to say yes to them sometimes and it’s the little things that get them so excited. I love it! x

  5. May 29, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Aw such a cute photo Donna! I must admit I get a little jealous when I see photos and read stories like this. I wish that we could do the school run on a scooter but due to where Mads school is we have to go in the car- while that was my decision cause I didn’t like our catchment, walkable school, I do wish we could do this when the sun is shining. My girls have a scooter each and LL especially, loves hers! She has a Peppa Pig one. xx

  6. May 29, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    This is so sweet, I really wish we walked to school but ours is too far and E often says she wished she could walk or ride her bike. So lovely she gets to do this with you xx

  7. May 30, 2016 / 7:53 am

    So sweet! Baby adores her scooter, I have to power walk to keep up, she is so fast! x

  8. May 30, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Ohh bless her. I have been thinking about getting Bella a scooter, she is two and a half and i imagine she would love it. I bet if i scooted two miles i would probably be pretty tired too 😉 XO

  9. June 1, 2016 / 11:43 am

    Awww it sounds like your girl is growing up and it’s great that she is finding independence. #TheOrdinaryMoments

  10. June 15, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Ah bless that’s lovely, I love the photo! My two adore their scooter as well – unfortunately we only have one, so we do have arguments over it. Time to get another one I think!

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