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There is a gentle slope from our house to the town, perfect for Dulcie and her new scooter. She should be able to glide down it, feeling a freedom and independence in her speed but so far, she hasn’t. I am wary of it but that isn’t the reason. I might be obsessed with hand washing, and five a day of fruit and vegetables, and only having 20 minutes screen time a day, and avoiding t-shirts with slogans on or franchised characters, and only using the phoenetic alphabet, and paraben-free baby wipes, and having no bubbles in the bath, and other middle-class preoccupations about child-rearing, but I’m pretty relaxed about her possibly falling off her scooter. Continue reading

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