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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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Marina · 12/02/2007 10:23

Now grown adults on little aluminium scooters... You need a Segway bugsy!

fortyplus · 12/02/2007 10:25

Friend of mine saw a child going round St Albans Cathedral on heelies last week. Shouting and giggling needless to say.
There's a time & a place for everything - my kids run riot with the best of them... the woods, at the park, in the playground, playing sport. Not at the shops or in a place of worship (even though I'm an atheist).

Bugsy2 · 12/02/2007 10:26

LOL. So shaming! Although I think I'd almost rather weelie around the South Circular than do the 16 girls, pizza & terrified DH scenario!

Muminfife · 12/02/2007 12:26

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kimi · 12/02/2007 12:33

See how stupid do you have to be to let your child skate about in a church!

batters · 12/02/2007 14:28

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OrmIrian · 12/02/2007 17:00

Why are they worse than roller blades or skate boards? Of course they shouldn't be using them indoors but that's the fault of the parents for not teaching their kids to use consideration and common sense. Of course my DS would never ever do that......I hope

fortyplus · 12/02/2007 17:10

I don't think they're any worse, but it's odd that people wouldn't dream of letting their children rollerblade round Sainsbury's, would they? Though I did once see a kid on a trike causing havoc in our local one!

kimi · 12/02/2007 19:26

Oh i like lots of other words as well but stupid seems to sum up on this one.

batters · 12/02/2007 20:44

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drifter · 12/02/2007 21:03

Nothing wrong with heelys per se - like anything they need to be used sensibly. I suspect the OP doesn't have children of an age to use heelys - just wait! You'll see it all differently when it's something your own children do.

kimi · 12/02/2007 21:04

parents who let their childern run riot on heelies in shops are imo stupid, im not changing my mind and i dont feel i need to use long words when stupid sums them up perfectly well.

bandofgold · 12/02/2007 21:15

The OP, is that me?? the original poster or what? yes i do, absoeffinlutely! have children that age. If they had heelies I woudl take them to the park, i take them to the park with their bikes, scooters and rollerblades, not in the shops no way!
what is wrong with the park??
i was avoiding a child on heeies and got run over by her mum pushign a pram! They come at you too fast and if toddlers are running round shops they're smaller...

jaynel · 12/02/2007 21:29

the only one thats stupid kimi is YOU, you are pathetic and you need to lighten up,there are more important things going on in the world to moan about, kids having harmless fun is NOT one of them. where u never a child??.

kimi · 12/02/2007 21:38

Jaynel i did not write the op but i do agree with the poster.
It is not harmless fun when people are getting hurt, now stick YOUR pathic neck in and go play on your hellies!

jaynel · 12/02/2007 21:46

Thats fair enough,u are entiled to yr own opion BUT u have no right calling parents stupid just because we are letting our kids enjoy themselves. Get off your high horse and join 2007! its a craze,get over it.

kimi · 12/02/2007 22:01

If you let your children skate around in shops knocking old ladies over then that IS stupid, i would not let my kids do it, i would not want my mother knocked over by a wild child on skate in a shop, whos mother did not bat an eye lid.

If you want your child to have heelies then be responcible and take them to a park!

jaynel · 12/02/2007 22:32

my child does NOT skate around the shop, she skates along side me, she does NOT get in anybodys way nor does she knock anybody over,the park is very cold at the moment. no harm is being done.

bandofgold · 12/02/2007 22:33

park is cold??? physical activity makes you warm!

mamhaf · 12/02/2007 22:34

Think I'd rather teach my child to spell than spend the time worrying about whether she should wear her Heelys.

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 22:37

i don't let my dd skate all around the shops either she holds my hand and is beside me. the park is ok unless you wanna run over 100 lots of dog shit. I can't see the harm, unless a chiid gets wild and heelys all around shops knocking people over on purpose just to piss people off. No, i don't think it's a problem because i won't let her skate off. Don't presume all parents who have children with heelies let them skate all over the place. That's just some not all.

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 22:38

But having said that i know it can be annoying if there are children scooting all over the place getting in the way, it's not the childs fault its the parents for not tellingn them to stop it or whatever. Perhaps the park is a better place to do it. But freedom of choice isn't it,

Fattytwoshoes · 12/02/2007 22:40

I don't m ean to offend anyone i'm gonna lay the matter to rest because you know freedom of speach and all that. Didn't mean to get off my high horse.

I understand each opinion.

clemsterdarcy · 12/02/2007 22:44

Urm how do they actually work? Do the wheels retract to let you walk?

They confuse me.
I don't like being baffled.

Just generally make me feel useless -- also cannot ice nor rollerskate!

Seeing kids on wheelies is fun ... makes me think of those 3 year olds that whizz past me on the ski slopes at a gazillion miles an hour while I'm thinking aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah snow-plough, snow-plough

SaucyMoo · 12/02/2007 22:56

Am i the only one whose husband wants a pair-no seriously he does! He's gonna buy a pair!! ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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