|Next stop, a skip.......|
The cheap option isn't always the best.
Take, for example, The G's scooter. I call it Deathtrap 1.
On price alone, Deathtrap 1 ticks all the boxes, costing, as it did, just £2.50 from a car boot sale held at our local school a little over 12 months ago.
In closing a remarkable deal, I managed to support a good cause and give The G the means to chase The B on his scooter. Good business, or at least, so I thought at the time.
Deathtrap 1 is pink, so The G took to it at once.
Riding it, though. That's a different matter.
Nothing is able to reduce The G to tears faster than Deathtrap 1, the household's foremost instigator of injuries. To ride it is to crash it.
Several problems here: The bit she stands on is too high from the ground, the back wheels are so thick that she kicks them upon attempting to propel herself and the handlebars spin right around, the full 360 degrees, ensuring that she is forever disorientated and confused about the direction in which she is supposed to be travelling (never a good thing for a two-year-old).
Given that Deathtrap 1 can reach astonishing speeds, it is little surprise that blood and bruises have come to characterise The G's scooting career thus far.
Having seen her careering down the street, fighting Deathtrap 1 for control once too often in recent days, I've decided that the time to act has come.
To replace Deathtrap 1, The G will soon be the proud owner of a Mini Micro, a scooter that is certain to prove a cut above its unpredictable predecessor.
Like all the finest things (Toblerones, exquisite timepieces, Roger Federer), the Mini Micro hails from Switzerland and can boast some exceptional engineering.
Lower to the ground, just one small wheel at the rear and its handlebars relying on subtle leans rather than terrifying twists, I have a feeling that Micro Scooters' popular model is going to prove to be much more suitable for The G than the skip-bound Deathtrap 1.
You can even get them in pink.
The G will be pleased . . . .
* Sponsored post alert. I have not been paid for this, or for subsequent posts in this series, but a scooter has changed hands. Following the official @homedad reviewing guidelines, all posts are independent, honest and unbiased.