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Wossisface Sat 10-Sep-11 10:15:48

My dd is in a carnival tomorrow. The route is long. She is 3.5 years old. She is more than capable of walking it and has done further distances but ocassionally she will moan and whinge.

It's no issue to me to give her a piggy back for a bit or even carry her on my shoulders but I'll be walking with the rest of her preschool and my sil and her dd.

If I pick her up if she whinges am I then setting it up for all the other children to want to be picked up??

Also I know sil will dissaprove of me picking her up and will make this know!!

I know this is not major in the great scheme of things but thought I'd ask others opinions.

gillybean2 Sat 10-Sep-11 10:19:47

do you have a push along trike or wagon type thing you can use for the route?
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Really wouldn't worry about what other people think. Do what is best and right for your dd. Presumably you want her to have fun and if giving her legs a rest for a few minutes while you carry her is needed then do it.

Take a collecting bucket. Little ones can be distracted easily from being fed up of walking if they are collecting coins along the way. Be aware though that most of the coins will be coppers and the bucket may well weigh quite a bit by the time you get to the end. So you'll be carrying that too!

Wossisface Sat 10-Sep-11 10:29:46

Hi thanks for your reply. We do have one but I'm also gonna be pushing her lil sister I can manage to carry her for a short while as well as pushing the buggy (I've had practicesmile) but I obviously I cannot push both. I'm just gonna carry her and not worry too much. As you say I want her to have fun. And im sure she'll want to get down and fast as she'll be asking to be picked up. Good tip about the bucket thanks smile

ChippingIn Sat 10-Sep-11 10:31:30

I wouldn't give a flying about what your SIL says.

Will all the other children have a parent with them or will you be in charge of a group of them? If you only have her to look after & all the others have their own parents then do as you like, but if you are in charge of a group of them then I think it would be very unfair to pick her up.

Hopefully as all of the others are walking she wont whinge!

... and sorry, but there's no way I'd give her a bucket, it's going to be a slow enough walk without her stopping every 2 mins to pick something up!! Gahhhh...

Birdsgottafly Sat 10-Sep-11 10:33:32

Stop being bothered by what your SIL dissaproves of. Tell her to keep her opinion to herself, you are an mother seeing to your child, you don't need other people's input.

gillybean2 Sat 10-Sep-11 10:35:35

If you're taking a buggy already do you have a buggy board or can you borrow one for the day from anyone?

Talker2010 Sat 10-Sep-11 10:38:39

it may well be that she does not whinge because the excitement carries her along ... can she be encouraged to walk with a little friend

Of course ... if there is a need to carry ... then do what is best for you and her

Wossisface Sat 10-Sep-11 10:52:13

Thanks for everyone replies. A buggy board would've a good idea although the theme is space and the buggy is a make shift space ship no room for a buggy board as the flames are tree lol. I'm not in charge. Each child has a parent with them. I might drag her dad along too for added support and support for his sister!!! Plus he can yah the pushchair then.

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