So we pull into the car park, and as I unload the walking frame out of the back of the car Veronika is getting impatient…..I get her out and stand her in the walking frame, and then put her sun hat into the basket we have put on the back of it. I said to her to wait, while I get her lunch bag.
Patience is not Veronika’s strongest attribute……
I grab her lunch bag, and go to close the boot, as Veronika races across the car park to the gate, as fast as I have ever seen her go in her walking frame, her tiny legs could hardly keep up as her upper body was leaning so far forward. I was sure she was going to end up on the ground in the car park, as this was the first time she had taken off without me either holding onto the back of her walking frame or standing in front of her ready to catch her….but no, she got to the gate and gave me the old ‘hurry up and open the gate’ look.
I open the gate, and Veronika went thru, and continued towards the door of the childcare building, going as fast as she possibly could, the furthest she has ever been in her walking frame. She was going great, until she reached the incline up to the front door. This is where I had to hold the back of the frame, and encourage her to continue. She of course being the determined girl she is, didn’t need much encouragement, or maybe it was the fact that Pauline(one of the ladies that works there, who was so excited when I told her recently Veronika was going to start there soon), had seen Veronika coming and was standing at the top of the ramp cheering for Veronika……which in turn 4-5 boys who were inside came out to see what Pauline was making so much noise about!
Veronika made it up the ramp, with minimal assistance(I was extremely proud) and inside the door. We were there……she sat down out of her walking frame, pretty much exhausted, and went over to where some girls were playing with puzzles.