We’ve had Grandpa Gary’s scooter on loan for a while, and recently Benji discovered he could “ride” it. I told him he had to wear a helmet while riding, and he not only acceded, but now reminds ME to put his helmet on him. Maybe this rule-following thing will continue… A mom can dream, although today at the sand box I asked him to keep the sand in the box and he looked at me, then deliberately poured the sand on the grass. So, still exhibiting normal toddler behavior.
Anyway, I think he’ll be sad when Grandpa takes it back home, although we won’t mind having a little extra space in the garage. Plus, I just heard a spot on the BBC World Service last night about how scooters produce more pollution than vehicles with larger engines, and how that pollution is also worse than that from cars. Apparently that’s because regulations have tightened up on larger engines, forcing manufacturers to create engines that are cleaner and more efficient, but scooter manufacturers have slipped under the radar and continue to manufacture old school vehicles with less-efficient, more-polluting engines. I don’t think a gasoline-burning scooter is in our future.
But maybe we should pull out Benji’s balance bike soon. Hmm.