Child centred

27May10

A mother with a pushchair the size of a small market stall decorated with bright plastic accessories like a toy was struggling out of the doors of the shop.

I stepped forward and held one of the doors open for her. She levered the buggy out on to the pavement and thanked me. The toddler made a noise like an excited dog, appreciatively.

As she moved away, ploughing a furrow through the shoppers, I noticed that she had a cup holder on the handlebars. It was a big cup holder, holding a big cup of coffee with a lid.

The pavement traffic slowed her down. She paused and took a swig from her lidded beaker. Her child simultaneously took a swig from his lidded beaker and scanned the route ahead through the crowd. They pressed on.

How did we all become toddlers with spill proof cups and giant rolling toys?

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One Response to “Child centred”

  1. Well I’ve never seen a buggy with a coffee holder on it before. That’s frightening.


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