Tuesday, April 5, 2011

punch buggy purple

punch buggy purple

While musing on inspiration for the transportation prompt, my first thought was SHOES.  They get you where you need to go, I take an unprecedented number of shots of my shoes already, and one of my mantras is "put on your shoes" when I'm feeling blocked.

But as I was jamming the drawer closed on my daughter's toy chest today, this little purple treasure caught my eye.  Sweetpea is a master of the Punch Buggy game - whacking my hubby or me in the arm with glee when she sees them on the road, and keeping a running count of how many she has accumulated.  She vows to retire once she has reached a certain number.  My hubby once decided to beat her at her own game and sat her in front of the computer while he filled the page with Google images of Volkswagen bugs, punching her repeatedly on the arm as he shouted "Punch Buggy Blue! Pink! Green! Red!" until the two of them were shouting with laughter.

I must admit doing a little vroom-vrooming as I rolled this car around our patio today, remembering my childhood obsession with cars (no dolls for me, I wanted a mechanic's garage) and how I would draw with sidewalk chalk miles of roads and parking lots for my toy cars to travel on the length of our street.  No wonder this photo by Becky Sue charmed me - doesn't it make you want to get down on your knees and play?

cheers,
mosey of mosey along

Blacktop derby
Blacktop derby by RSL Photography (aka Becky Sue)

13 comments:

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

the visual of sweet pea and your hubby at the computer roaring with laughter over punch buggy is the best.

while visiting sean's parents, he crawled up in the attic and retrieved all his matchbox cars and handed them over to the crumb. she is in heaven with her new treasures. and she even went as far as to say, "papa will you turn into a little boy and come and play with me?" heart melted.

Lianne said...

Sweetpea's older cousin wants credit for teaching S the punch buggy game. ;-)

GREAT photos!

urban muser said...

i love this post. i found a matchbox car in a box of cheerios the other day--i didn't think they did that anymore! vroom vroom...

Angela said...

Loving the color and the perspective in these shots-beautiful and inspiring!

Anna said...

Mosey, such a playfully fun post, images and all!

Ashley Sisk said...

Totally makes me want to get on my knees and play. Vroom Vroom. Great pairing.

Dagmar said...

beautiful shot,, totally playful..
ox
dagmar

MaggieGem said...

What a great post! I love both images, such fun to play with toys again. BTW, I play with toys regularly! :-)

Kirstin said...

Oh yes! I will have to show Miles these shots! He loves playing with his cars.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Such splendid focus!! I loooove matchbox cars but micro-machines even more. :)

maureen said...

that is one sweet punch buggy.
your post brought back memories of driving around with 'my three sons' in the car where rousing games of 'slug bug' were a frequent occurrence.

Becky Sue said...

Thanks so much for the feature! My best friend in high school "played" punch buggy until my arm was black and blue. She would always see them before me. Not fond memories. lol Love your purple buggy and I wouldn't mind a life-sized one of my own!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

awesome shots guys! i myself had the barbie convertible : ) but my nephew has names for every car he owns and goes to bed with several every night. but growing up, we were obsessed with the punchbug game! love revisting that here : )

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