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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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kimivalentin · 13/02/2007 13:09

i like your style

gingermonkey · 13/02/2007 13:33

No point letting yourself go just because you have kids, is there now? And who knows, I may get an unexpected visitor and it's always nice to be dressed up them (I shall bake a cake now too, just in case )

kimivalentin · 13/02/2007 13:38

Cake, lots of suger.

sauce · 31/05/2007 12:33

I have read some pretty heavy criticism/warnings on these Heelys now that I've actually Googled them to find some for dd's birthday. Stories of how dangerous they are, etc. I would never subject my children (nor anyone else!) to danger but how much truth is there in this? Are they any more dangerous than rollerskates? Would they be suitable for a 7-yr old?

HuwEdwards · 31/05/2007 12:36

DD1 has a pair - she is very very controlled in them although it took her a couple of days to get used to them.

She LOVES them!

sauce · 31/05/2007 12:41

Huw, how old/coordinated is your dd1?

HuwEdwards · 31/05/2007 12:53

Sauce - she's 6 and a half (the half V.important to a 6yo ).

She used to be very clumsy, partly because she's always been quite tall for her age and therefore a bit gangly! So we sent her to dance lessons and this improved things hugely.

She desperately wanted heelies which is unusual as she's not a very demanding child normally. She was promised them as a reward for something.

She is a determined madam though so I knew she'd persevere till she got the hang of them.

OrmIrian · 31/05/2007 12:55

I don't think that Heelies annoy children though, do they?

My children love them especially using them in crowded shops when people are trying on swimming costumes. Well ....they probably would if they were allowed to. Actually while we're at it, why don't we just ban children from public places... annoying, noisy little things that they are...

sauce · 31/05/2007 12:56

Sounds just like my dd, whom I call stick-insect when she calls me bouncy-castle, cheeky monkey! She's not super-coordinated but not hopeless either.

I would love some myself but know that I would spend most of my time on my bottom.

littleolwinedrinkerme · 31/05/2007 13:06

IMO Heelies are another route to fat kids who will not get enough excercise from walking/running the same distance they are 'sliding' on (or whatever they call it!). America - top example.

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