Itsy Bitsy Spider

ArachnophobiaEarlier in the week, I noticed a huge Wolf spider on my ceiling. All day long I kept looking up to make sure it didn’t wander off. I’ll be the first to admit, spiders really freak me out! I had nightmares for weeks after watching Arachnophobia when I was a kid. Being the girl that I am, I waited until my husband came home to let him know we were not alone. It was almost as if he completely ignored my statement once he found out there was a spider in the house. My husband hates creepy crawly things just as much as I do (and I’m sure he appreciates me broadcasting this to the world).

Around 9 pm, I looked up and realized the spider wasn’t in the spot he had occupied all day long. I asked my husband if he took care of our little visitor and of course he did not. I insisted I was not going to bed until we found the spider, so the lights came on and we were in search mode. Since the spider was on the larger side, we were able to spot him fairly quickly on the ceiling.

I had the bright idea we could throw my son’s Baby Einstein soft soccer ball to try to knock him down. My husband started tossing as I held a paper towel ready to pick him up. Of course, this was a fun game and it was hard to control our laughter (the bottle of wine we shared could have added to the humor), but my son never woke. Eventually, we knocked the spider down and … of course we released him back into nature. I couldn’t even imagine the mess squishing that enormous spider would have caused! Or at least that’s the story I’m sticking to!

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3 Thoughts to “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

  1. Briana

    I am righ there with you! I HATE spiders with a passion! I will never forget the day back in college when I encountered a pretty large spider in the living room. Jason and I were living in a townhouse at the time and I was home by myself. I was chillin’ out, watching t.v., when I saw a giant spider go creeping across the carpet. I hightailed it upstairs and locked myself in the bedroom (like the spider would be able to open the door if it had been unlocked???). I stayed there until Jason came home later and then I made him hunt the spider down and kill it. Crazy, I know, but that’s how much I hate spiders!

  2. Jennifer

    Spiders don’t bother me that much. I figure that they’ll eat the other bugs crawling around. Now if it were a palmetto bug, I’d be screaming my head off. I can’t stand those things.

  3. Michele

    I had to comment on this, because spiders freak me out too. I seem to have some kind of radar when one is in the room. Right now there is one camped out under my guest bath vanity. Pretty large…but it usually runs under the corner of it when I go in there. EEWWW!

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