Slug Bug

by Sherry Riter in Memory

Slug Bug

Growing up, whether we saw a Volkswagen Beetle coming, going or parked, we would “slug” the arm of the person driving in the car with us and yell “SLUG BUG!”

Since I was brainwashed that this was a fun game (don’t get me wrong because it is fun), I taught it to my daughter too except that I never “slugged” her in the arm. Instead we did more of a “Princess tap” on the arm. I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you a bit. Anyway, she loved it and I would often ignore “bugs” so that she would win.

Now she is older and driving, so in a way I have an advantage because I can really look around.


My child has the eyes of an eagle. I think she can see a Volkswagen Beetle fifty miles down the road! I never win!

The car will be silent and then I hear her say softly, “slug bug.” She doesn’t even punch me in the arm.

It is more like…you lost.


I taught her too well!

Where are my bifocals?

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 mom2three January 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Yep I remember that game, I think as a kid we spent lots of time in the car so it was slug bug, hitting the roof anytime we went under a bridge, and the lic plate game!


2 Teresha@Marlie and Me January 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm

my siblings played punch buggy too. but we did punch…hard. just another excuse to abuse each other.


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