Her obsession started that weekend on the Isle of Wight. My Godson was cruising around on his and it was all she talked about. He and I thought it would pass as a phase. But it didn’t. It was when I found her drawing pictures of them that I realised He and I needed to chat.
And so today Mini is the ridiculously proud owner of a longboard. For those who need more clarification, this is a longer and wider skateboard, allowing the feet to be further apart. The rider is therefore more stable ie safer. (who am I kidding?)
After a HUGE amount of online research and discussion, Mini and I took ourselves to Camden Lock early one Saturday morning to chat to the dudes at Oddballs. They really know more than the average longboard retailer and helped me to understand how, where and what Mini could do on a longboard without causing herself too much damage.
And then a longboard was purchased along with all the protection any princess should need… oh and a promise to NEVER get a tattoo, visit a skateboard park nor touch the longboard until the big day.