The Ultimate Travel Game
We all know the familiar game of shouting out while driving, usually resulting in a bruise of some kind. It is just me or have any of you ever thought about how this game has evolved over the years? I'm not even old!
When I was a kid, we simply yelled, "Clunker!", when the Volkswagen Bug (then, a Beetle) made its presence. Colors weren't even involved at this stage! Then it morphed into yelling, "Punch Buggy Blue!", (or whatever color it was) and you punched the person sitting next to you. That one got old in a hurry because then the game went on to be, "Slug Bug Blue!", and you didn't just get punched, you got down right slugged and had the bruise to prove it. Your mother was going to see the proof that yes, your sister in fact did beat you.
Today, the game is downright lazy. The phrase, "Blue one!", is shouted and the person next to you gets off with a slap. If that. The kicker for me is the "one" doesn't necessarily even have to be a Bug. Now it goes for any Volkswagen in general. How boring is that? My kids play the game with PT Cruisers too!
Since our kids have had the chance to reinvent the game we created as kids, I too put a new twist on it. I made up my own damn rules, thank-you-very-much! This is what I do, give it a try, your kids will look at you so strangely and the end result is true motherhood satisfaction!
So my son will pat me on the leg from the passenger seat and say, "Yellow one!". Then he'll mentally place a check mark in his column and he is up by one. Or so he thinks! I go right on ahead and pat his leg, a little more playful-like, and quickly yell, "Yellow one!" and belt out my most evil laugh.Continued on the next page