Skew-skew is how Elle says scooter. “I-wan-skew-skew” (translation, I want scooter!) Elle will say each time we enter or exit our building. The scooter resides downstairs near the front door, and numerous times a day Elle will say “I-wan-skew-skew”. At least once a day, Cam or I will take Elle outside for a ride. Helmet on, ready to go.
Often we will be asked by a passing parent pushing a stroller. “How old is she?”. For it is obvious Elle is not yet two, but certainly a capable rider. Proudly I say “Seventeen months”, and then add, so that they do not think I am some crazy mother trying to advance my child’s scooter skills. “Her big sister is three, and she wants to ride it all of the time because her sister does it”.
It is hard to show how clever she is in photo stills, but here she is enjoying her skew-skew. You will see her little foot propelling herself along. Today she rode down her first hill (well, it was hardly a hill, slant in the pavement really!) by herself. I will have to make a little movie….