2009/05/05

PROMPTuesday #54 – My Heavenly Ride

DaGoddess @ 02:10

Old school entry time! We’re going back in time and doing a little Remember Whenning™ for PROMPTuesday this week.

The rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules! Okay, maybe one: write about your favorite toy as a child. “Write a vignette about playing with it. (What did you feel? Who were you with? Where did you live?)”

See? Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

My story is rather short and simple. And it’s proof that I’m old. Really old. As in, in a couple weeks, I’ll qualify as ancient. At which time, I expect you all to ply me with cash, compliments, and gifts of all kinds. Forget “happy birthday” wishes! I want swag. And if I can’t have swag, I want money money money! (It’s the only way I’ll make it through the next month or so anyway if I don’t book some shoots.)

So, without further ado, I bring to you “Memories of an Old Hag”.

Krazy Kar!When I was just a kid, from about three until I was seven or eight, my favorite outdoor toy was far and away the Krazy Kar. At first, all I could do was go around in circles as I lacked the coordination to spin the giant wheels properly to propel me forward. Once I figured out the trick to forward movement, though, I was a little speed demon. Forget the kids with Big Wheels! That was easy. The Krazy Kar required skill beyond using your feet to push handy little pedals attached to the front wheel. That kind of stuff was for babies. No, if you wanted a challenge, you had a Krazy Kar. I mastered that thing and was just as fast as anyone with a Big Wheel or in a wagon. There was the benefit of having TWO large wheels moving you. The down side was the fact that they were arm-powered. Still, if you knew what you were doing, your little arms could do amazing things with the help of those giant disks. Flying past your friends who were pumping their little legs as fast as they could, you could practically hear the wind whooshing in your ears and you imagined a large path of dust rising up into the air as you went screaming by. I wasn’t ever the fastest kid in a foot race, but I could beat the pants off you in a Krazy Kar. And there was another special treat built in: skidding to a stop was a spectacle and a half as you spun around and around, faster, crazier, and better than anyone on a stupid old Big Wheel.

You may want to go read Deb’s comments to see what my favorite indoor toys were.

7 Comments

  1. This is so fun! I haven’t seen the Krazy Kar in years. Don’t call yourself an old hag – means I’m one too!

    Comment by Chris — 2009/05/05 @ 06:50

  2. Never heard of it!! How fun!

    By the by, when was the last time you updated your Amazon wish list?

    Comment by Pam — 2009/05/05 @ 06:54

  3. Chris, no no no no no! You’re not old. Just me.

    Pam, the list is fairly current. If you see a reflector on there first? That’s the current list. And the item I most want.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/05 @ 07:20

  4. Wow, I thought I knew all the toys, but this one is new to me. Looks very cool!!! I can just see you, zooming past!

    Comment by g — 2009/05/05 @ 10:17

  5. I was a wild child. I could go FAST!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/05 @ 10:18

  6. I LOVED The Krazy Kar. Hello old friend! I haven’t seen it for years!!!!!!

    Such great, haggy memories.

    Comment by San Diego Momma — 2009/05/05 @ 20:11

  7. well, we hags must cling to our youth

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/05 @ 22:08

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