Thursday, April 8, 2010

Orange buggy no punch backs!

"Orange buggy no punch backs!" I say, to Elli.

"Where's the buggy mom? I don't see it," says Elli.

"What do you mean you don't see it. It's right there," I reply.

"Where?" she says.

"There!!!" I reply.

"I don't see it," she says.

"Uh, it's right there. Do you need your eyes checked?" I kindly say.

"That's not a buggy," she says.

"Yes, it is. It's the original VW buggy," I say.

"Oh. Are you sure?" says Elli.

"YES!!!!!" I say, now more than slightly annoyed by this ridiculous conversation.

"It doesn't look like a buggy," she says.

"What are you talking about? Of course it's a buggy. It's the original buggy," I say.

"Ok. Then we have to call it the original. So if you see an original you have to say 'orange original buggy no punch backs." ok. sighhhhhhhhhh

Sheesh.  They look so similar to me. How could she not notice???

So here they are, side-by-side.  I guess they are kind of different. We (adults) have seen them evolve so they look more similar to me - than they obviously do to Elli.

Old Herbie vs. New Herbie

The whole car conversation brought up the topic of "Things we didn't have when I was little." which Elli is fascinated with.

"Did you have Spongebob?" No. Neither did you!
"iCarly" No. ditto.
"Survivor" No.

"Oh yeah, you only had 3 channels on your tv and no microwave or computer." She says, with a puzzled look on her face, thinking about how HORRIBLE her life would be if this were true today.

I wonder what invention she'll use as an adult - that she doesn't have now. I honestly can't think of anything - other than flying vehicles like the Jetson's. Or being able to teleport one self by just thinking about where you want to go.  Like right now. I wish I were at home. Blink. It didn't work. 

1 comment:

  1. Clay did the slug-bug game when he was little but, we also had "movie-star cars"-limo's. So glad we are out of that!


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