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HEELIES.............annoying children

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bandstand · 11/02/2007 15:44

Using them in the shops today,, i was trying to buy a swimming costume, left kids with dh for the pleasure of looking at myself in a full length mirror in a swimming costume, much tears, and then being confronted families of children using heelies in the shops. grrrrrrrrr., and SOMebody run over my toe with her pram

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Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 08:34

Afew more thoughts on this

Yes i understand that if a shops busy and you got kids zipping around knocking everyone flying... yes that;s wrong. But if the parent and child are responsible and aware of other people i can't see the harm. They are just like rollerboots in my day except the wheels are different.

gingermonkey · 12/02/2007 08:47

I was scared of rollerboots and rollerskates (I'm getting old, I remember rollerskates!) and skateboards and I wasn't overly keen on bikes. I was a wuss (and I still am because I'm scared stiff of heelies!)

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kimi · 12/02/2007 08:53

Kids should not be and should not be allowed to skate around the shops full stop.

gingermonkey · 12/02/2007 08:57

My mum used to make me ride my bike to my Granny's (which was about 4 miles and on main roads) and I was so wobbly on it, I used to fall off all the time! I would cry most of the way there, while my brother would race off (he was yrs younger and learnt to ride a bike before me) I had stabilisers until I was 7 or 8 and it looks like my DD is the same, she's useless on a bike (or at any sport TBH!). She wants heelies but there's not a cat in hells chance she'll get them, she'd roll right under a car without a second thought, either that or knock and old lady down. Either way, she is not the sort of child that heelies were designed for!

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 09:01

So when my dd is right next to me not skating as such just rolling along.

I said if the kids are rolling around everywhere then fair enough it is stupid and dangerous.

At the end of the day they are only kids, i would have loved a pair when i was younger.

i think this whole heely thing is blown way over the top. If it's not heelys it's moterised scooters, or something else.

Ban kids from shops altogether??

gingermonkey · 12/02/2007 09:02

Now there's an idea.......!

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 09:03

lol no kids after 1pm lol.

Jimjams2 · 12/02/2007 09:06

never even heard of them. I'm out of it.

SparklyGothKat · 12/02/2007 09:10

I had rollerboots when I was a kid, and I would whizz up to the local shops on them, then walk into the shop on the stopper thingy. No difference IMO.

batters · 12/02/2007 09:36

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Bugsy2 · 12/02/2007 09:36

I really disagree with this blanket ruling of stupid with weelies. A child may behave in an irresponsible way while wearing them, but just wearing them in a shop is not stupid in itself.
My DS wears his alot. He loves them & gets a great deal of pleasure out of them. He has never once knocked into anyone or done anything "stupid" in them.
Both my children were harder to control as toddlers when they used to run around without looking where they were going. Perhaps we shouldn't allow toddlers in shopping centres either - they can be pretty "stupid"!
(Can you all tell how much I loathe the word "stupid"? )

Marina · 12/02/2007 09:40

Hey batters (and bugsy too) bring your scary mini-daleks on the Maude walk Tigermoth and I are organising in Greenwich Park in May
I do find it disconcerting when a child is walking along one minute and then glides silently past you the next, in shops though. As though they are on castors...
Have not seen any Heely incidents in shops round my way...

Bugsy2 · 12/02/2007 09:52

What's the date in May Marina?

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 10:01

Strap all kids to walls and come back when you finish shopping

Marina · 12/02/2007 10:06

12th May bugsy. All most welcome, picnic before/after or Pizza Express if wet and miserable
In fairness I think there maye be Mile for Maude venues nearer your part of London but I am an unscrupulous recruiter

batters · 12/02/2007 10:08

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Bugsy2 · 12/02/2007 10:10

I think there is one in Richmond Park too. I'll give you a definite answer nearer the time. It'll depend how strong I'm feeling about being in the car with the children for the 7 hours it takes to get from one side of London to t'other!

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 10:10

yes and old people on those buggy things, they should be banned too!!!

lol What the hell has gone wrong in the world. dear me. lol.

batters · 12/02/2007 10:11

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Marina · 12/02/2007 10:12

Curses the pair of you. What lame excuses
Bugsy, I do honestly feel Richmond is the place to aim for in your case. I suggested Greenwich Park as I just knew getting to Richmond was a non-starter for us travelling in the other direction

Marina · 12/02/2007 10:14

at bugsy and offspring belting round the South Circular on heelies. A good turn of speed definitely possible in the Forest Hill/Catford downhill drag!
Batters, IIRC you had hell on legs at dd's party last year with all those minxes and the home cinema. Surely a bracing trundle with mostly complete strangers round a suburban park miles away is going to appeal

batters · 12/02/2007 10:17

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Marina · 12/02/2007 10:18

Oh it just gets worse. Bring her too

Bugsy2 · 12/02/2007 10:21

PMSL at the thought of myself on weelies. You'll all ROFL, but when scooters first came in I bought myself one at great expense to scoot to work on. I didn't realise that everyone would either laugh at me or hate me or that I would die of exhaustion at the meerest hint of an incline!!!!!! I am a prize muppet!

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