My nine-year-old son bought himself an electric scooter a couple of days ago. He'd been asking for one for a couple of years. I finally told him he could have one if he bought it with his own money. That's what he did.
We brought it home and I put it together. He hopped on and started scooting up the street. If you are unfamiliar with electric scooters, they look like regular scooters you push with your feet, but they are much heavier. Normally, you start them by pushing with your feet, until they reach a speed of 5 miles per hour, and then the electric part kicks in, and you can just stand on it and let the scooter go by itself. Eventually, they run out of power, and need to be recharged.
Anyway, my son scooted up and down the hills of our neighborhood. I followed. When we were a considerable way from home, the scooter conked out. My son had to use old fashioned leg power to scoot up and down the hills. This was apparently exhausting.
"Mama," he complained. "You have to stop, because me and this scooter have something in common."
"What's that, Bubba?"
"We're out of power, and can't go another inch!"
Hope the charge holds a little longer next time!ReplyDelete
It's supposed to last 40 minutes. I think my boy spent most of the afternoon on it, so it doesn't surprise me that it ran out of power.Delete
Old fashioned leg power... hahaha.ReplyDelete
I don't know if I am glad or regret all of the things that kids have now that we didn't when I was young. Those scooters sound fun, but I am sure I got more exercise biking everywhere. Hmm. It's a dilemma.
Kids really seem to like scooters. They have bikes, too. I guess it depends on their mood, which one they'll use. I'm just happy to see them playing outside!Delete
I hope he wears a helmet.ReplyDelete
Usually he does. Sometimes I have to get on his case about it, though.Delete
Need a built in battery chargerReplyDelete
Wouldn't that be nice?Delete
He got some exercise toReplyDelete
I was very hesitant to let him get an electric scooter, because I wanted him to have more exercise, but as it turns out, he ended up getting plenty using it!Delete
Lol! he's s smart one - good stuff getting him to save for itReplyDelete
He was really proud of himself after he bought it!Delete
Hope the charge lasts even longer next time. :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure he'd appreciate that!Delete
HA! My daughter and son have one, but we just go around the cul-de-sac. It is a shorter walk home/ReplyDelete
I've seen kids spend a half a day going around in circles in a cul-de-sac. I don't get it. But if they're having fun, then it's all good!Delete
I agree with others hope the charge last longer, you son is really someone special,ReplyDelete
I think my son is pretty special, too! ;0)Delete
That;s funny, poor Bubba! I can imagine how tired he and the scooter were!ReplyDelete
He survived. A little exercise doesn't hurt anyone. ;0)Delete
I always wanted me one too! How long can the power in them last?ReplyDelete
40 minutes. Too bad its not 40 hours!Delete
Suddenly this blog has made me feel younger - a nine year old out of power! Bless! I could do with a recharge myself. An electric scooter might help - ha! ha!ReplyDelete
Hahaha! Yes. I don't feel so bad when I get out of power, if my nine-year-old has the same problem!Delete
*LOL* Bubba's so funny!ReplyDelete
He's a trip and a half!Delete
That kid cracks me up.ReplyDelete
It's hard not to laugh around him!Delete
That is fantastic. What a great stress reliever, to have such a funny kid. Do you have a snowman in your freezer yet?Delete
LOL! Hopefully next time he'll remember to save up some of the scooter's power for the trip home, so he won't have to use up any of his power! XDReplyDelete
That's planning ahead. From what I can see, his brain hasn't developed enough to do that! ;0)Delete
haha maybe he should have got on and you could pushReplyDelete
Hey now, don't give him any ideas! ;0)Delete
Nice to hear about your son's involvement in buying the electric scooter. My son also has one but not electric ordinary scooter. Now a days he gets very tired in riding that.ReplyDelete
It is a good exercise for the kids to ride the scooter.
I think it's important for kids to learn to save their money, and then use their own to buy something they really want. It gives them a sense of pride, and also teaches them the value of money.Delete
I bet he had some great fun, even though he was exhausted at the end. I bet you got a workout too, walking after him. Poor you.ReplyDelete
I was fine. I was actually walking the dog. We're used to the up and down hills!Delete
Now that's a lot of fun, and hope they both get a recharge.ReplyDelete
They're recharged and ready for another round!Delete
That's funny! Now that I'm older, it takes the batteries a lot longer to recharge than they used to, and they don't quite reach 100%. I'm happy if I reach 70.ReplyDelete
Haha! Time for new batteries! ;0)Delete
Cute. That's something my Random would say. What would we do without these adorable kids?ReplyDelete
They certainly keep us laughing!Delete
Need to get those energizer batteriesReplyDelete
Yes. Apparently Duracell doesn't work as well. ;0)Delete
wow, what a neat toy, let mom charge it and then ride it home!ReplyDelete
Pretty cool, huh?Delete
How fun. I know my boys would like one of those.ReplyDelete
Sounds like the scooter would be lots of fun, as long as it doesn't run out of power. Maybe there needs to be some scooter recharge stations added to your area. : )ReplyDelete