Friday, July 11, 2014

My scooter

My scooter was probably one of my most cherished toys when I was growing up. As a matter of fact, it was a present to my brother Jeffrey from our Auntie June but then I quickly adopted it as my own and no one seemed to mind.

It was red and it was a two wheel toy. I would stand on the metal foot part and there was a wheel to the front and one to the back. I held tightly to the handlebar and whenever I could, I would go racing around the yard. It was such a wonderful feeling to be able to do this and with precious little vision I was very careful not to bang into cars and other objects in our yard.

I was free! I was independent! I went as quickly as I could! I raced against myself and I loved it all! No doubt, my parents kept a very watchful eye on me each time I did this but they never made me feel as if I could not do it. I never discussed this with them but if they never worried or rather if they never told me that they were concerned then it is probably why I had even more fun!

With one foot on the metal foot part, and the other one on the ground, I could push off, glide, and go as fast as I could. I loved gliding and racing and looking back now it is probably what helped me learn to ice skate later on. Ah yes, my scooter forever.

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