Pulling No Punches

posted by Momo Fali on July 29, 2009

While driving the car, I looked in the rear view mirror to see my seven year old son lean slowly across the back seat toward his older sister. His movements were deliberate so as not to be seen by me.

Then in a hushed tone I heard him say, “Hey, Sis. Let’s play slug bug so I can slug you.”


  • Melisa with one S

    haha: did she take him up on his generous offer?

  • melissa

    he's a brat!!! 😉 but so funny!!

  • Tara R.

    At least he asked first.

  • Carolyn...Online

    Of course as the driver, and probably tallest person in the car, you can spot the bugs first and pretty much slug whoever you want the whole time. I'm in!

  • Rachel


    I love the forewarning.

  • MsPicketToYou

    I like a man who plans.

  • ♥georgie♥

    LOL..now that is a classic!

  • Aunt Juicebox

    He's a genius! I always punch first, ask questions later.

  • Single Parent Dad

    It's like when they hand you a water pistol for filling, so they can then shoot you with it.

  • Kim

    He steals my heart.. little smarty..

  • FrankandMary

    Ahhh the joy of litte boys. Like a soft enveloping cloud.~Mary

  • James (SeattleDad)

    If that worked, perhaps he has a future in used car sales.

  • newnorth

    lol, that game always ended in fights. :p

  • the planet of janet

    very interesting tactic.

    i personally love the use of slugbug for my own nefarious purposes!

  • Corey~living and loving

    Nothing like a really exciting game of hitting your sister to perk a boy up. 🙂

  • Mum-me

    At least he asked first!

  • Tom

    That is rich. That little guy just cracks me up!

  • BeautifulWreck

    O my! I love it when kids try to be sneaky and are so busted!

  • OhCaptain

    Well played by that little boy 😛

  • WeaselMomma

    Love that kid! So, did she play?

  • surprised mom

    What a polite young man!
    Oh, he cracks me up!

  • Anonymous

    Heh, reminds me of the time I heard my then 5 year old (now 11)say to her then 3 year old sister (now 9) "Hey, watch this!" followed by the lil one saying "Ow!that hurted! Alot! was funny, though." I'm not sure what happened.
    Ame in TN

  • Dapoppins

    …and then what happened!

  • Jaina

    At least he asked and gave her warning, right?

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