What do YOU call these little bugs? I need to know.

I need to know.  I need to know.  Tell me, baby girl, 'cuz I need to know! (Sorry...that title got me started on a little Marc Anthony tangent.)

Peeps (that's a little Easter joke), I have a post up at NickMom right now that I would love for you to check out.  It's a decision tree titled, "Where Should We Hide These Easter Eggs to Make Our Kids Smarter?" If you don't read it for you, read it for your child's IQ.

Before you rush off to NickMom, could you just tell me really quickly what YOU call these little bugs?  In my family of four, I think we all call them a different name. The purpose of these question is two-fold: 1) I'm curious, 2) I like to know pointless facts, 3) I want to try out Kludgy Mom's advice from her post "How To Make Pinterest Friendly Images" and 4) I can't count.

So, what do YOU call these little dudes?



You may even call him something else.  You may even call him friend.  Or Al.  (Thanks for sharing such personal information with me, by the way.)

(Oh, and thanks for giving the NickMom link HERE a quick click, peeps. <--another lame Easter joke that was exactly like the one I already told you.)


31 comments:

Paige Kellerman said... [Reply]

They shall forever be known as Rolly Pollies to me ...did I get the plural form right? I was too lazy to Google it...

Lindsay said... [Reply]

Potato Bugs!

TS Hendrik said... [Reply]

Roly Poly! If they don't have a cute name they become kinda creepy. Like a walking, tiny, blackened, bologna.

Jennifer Gilbart said... [Reply]

We call 'em potato bugs here. I also call them EWWW!

Allison said... [Reply]

roly poly, doodle bug, and pill bug are all terms i've used. and i once had one called sam.

dan linnell said... [Reply]

Roly Poly. From their Latin name rollicus pollinati. Google it...

Greta said... [Reply]

Roly poly here in KS!

Brandon Lostinidaho said... [Reply]

In Cali they were Roly Poly bugs!

I call mine Stan.

Seriously Though said... [Reply]

I remember having a pet or two or three of these little guys that like to hangout in basement window sills. I call them Roly Poly. They are so not scarey.

Kirby Carespodi said... [Reply]

roly poly

CoftheU said... [Reply]

Roly Poly. My 5 year old daughter has an actual Roly Poly playground for them that I bought for her at her brother's science store. They are one of the 2 bugs she isn't afraid of (ladybugs). She's deathly afraid of Skeeter Eaters though. Now THAT'S a post I want to see in the Break Room. A Skeeter Eater post.

Val said... [Reply]

Roly Poly here in southeast Missouri. My childhood next-door neighbor used to call them Sow Bugs. Or maybe she was saying Sal Bugs. Her name was Sally.

Sarah H said... [Reply]

Roly Poly. My MIL swears a doodle bug is something completely different. Then again.... this is the MIL we are talking about here.

Kate said... [Reply]

Roly poly or waterbug.

XLMIC said... [Reply]

My kids call them roly polys, but I always called them sowbugs. Or was it salbugs. sheesh...

Julie said... [Reply]

Roly Poly! And they are the only big I will voluntarily touch. We used to play with them all the time growing up. Haven't seen one in years!

Shelly said... [Reply]

Doodle and pill here~

Along These Lines ..... said... [Reply]

Where Should You Hide These Easter Eggs to Make Our Kids Smarter?

Try the library :)

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said... [Reply]

Rolly Pollies

Interesting fact...they hold their babies on their bellies! When Bugster was about 5, she found one and told me it had a bunch of babies on its belly. I was busy with something at the time, so I sort of blew her off. She said it again, and I didn't believe her. She tipped the mama over, and sure enough, there were hundreds of baby rolly pollies on her belly!

Just knew you needed to know that. :)

Kimberly said... [Reply]

Potato bug!!!
Why?
No clue.

Lazarus said... [Reply]

I've always known them as "potato bugs" but former Vice President Dan Quayle always fought me on the spelling of that name...

Deborah said... [Reply]

I don't know wth they are! I don't know if I've ever seen one.

I'm pretty certain that's impossible.

if I did see one I'd scream.

So screamer-bug.

I hate bugs.

Natalie said... [Reply]

Well those are roly polys of course!

Yvonne said... [Reply]

The gross bug? Ewww!

W.C.Camp said... [Reply]

We called them both 'Pill Bug' and 'Roly Poly'. I never heard of them as tickle bugs but then again any bug crawling on me no matter how passive gives me the creeps!!! Have a great Easter! W.C.C.

My Inner Chick said... [Reply]

Shall I tell you what they're called?

Bugs From HELL )))))) !!!!


Happy Easter, Kelley Xxx

anna said... [Reply]

i am happy to say that is not a bug i know. but if i did, i like rolly polly.

Peiji said... [Reply]

ew did you just say pill bugs? lol
I just had a pill and now looking at
these photos.. are going to make me
want to gag ><

:p

Happy Easter :)

and I don't remember what I called them
when I was little, don't see them that
often anymore *knocks on wood*

TV's Take said... [Reply]

Pill and Roly Poly....definitely

Natalie said... [Reply]

It's a Roly Poly! Hope you had a great Easter!

robyn said... [Reply]

Roly Poly - and unfortunately they fall into the scientific classification of Nasty Bugs My Kids Think Are Fun To Play With. Guh-rohse. And these super up-close photos of them aren't making them seem any more cuddy.

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