Ebony’s love of scooters has not gone unnoticed. For the past couple of months, she has fixated on every passing scooter like an eagle watching prey. If an unsuspecting child has foolishly abandoned their scooter in search of other folly, I have had to prise it from Ebony’s talon, while calmly explaining that, sadly, the scooter does not belong to her.
So when the lovely people at Rakuten’s Play.com got in touch and offered me £30 to spend in their Toys section as part of their #ReasonsToShop campaign, I knew immediately what to go for. I used Play.com a lot when I was at university, but haven’t visited the site in years. I was surprised by the selection of products on offer. I’m sure back in the day it was mostly just DVDs and CDs, but now they seem to stock anything and everything. There were lots of scooters to choose from, and in the end I chose a Hello Kitty one knowing she would like it.
One afternoon, when Ebony was at the park with Laurie, I took the scooter there to surprise her. She was on top of the slide when she saw me, and started almost hyperventilating with excitement. She raced back down the steps (not yet wise enough to realise the slide would probably have been a speedier option), and raced over to me shouting, “Scooter! Mummy buy scooter! Ooooh Kitty scooter! Love Kitty!”
It was lovely to see her so excited. We only gave her the scooter at the weekend, but she has so far used it at the park, on the front garden and around our living room. Her scooting technique needs improvement, and is far from an efficient mode of transportation, but she is definitely thrilled to finally own a scooter of her own.
To celebrate the #ReasonsToShop campaign, Rakuten’s Play.com have very kindly offered one lucky reader £30 to spend on their site. All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!