October 15, 2009

Crying wolf and motherly correctness

Last night, as I read a book to my beautiful children, Alexa decided to scoot away from me a bit and to the edge of her nursery door. We were all pleasantly enjoying the story when I just happened to glance over at Alexa, I was about to turn away but noticed something on the floor had caught her eye. That something was a large Wolf spider! And to make matters worse, in that split second her tiny hand began to encircle the giant spider.

Of course I did what any insect fearing, baby loving mom would do and proceeded to shout:

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!" at the top of my lungs.

I managed to scare everyone present including the spider as it tried to hide.

I think Alexa might of just barely touched it but I cannot believe how close she was to picking that thing up and maybe even gone for a taste ... had the spider let itself.

I've read conflicting stories about these spiders, that they are venomous and they're bite hurts but is not lethal. And that they are good spiders, because they eat other bad spiders and insects.

Either way, we cannot have them roaming our home. And I cannot believe how close she got. Of course those stinkin scorpions are still on my mind too, so my nerves are on edge.

My older daughter Y adequately describes it looking like a (miniature) tarantula as they are hairy looking. Not a pretty sight!!

Thankfully my angel (hubby) was home and he quickly came to squish it goodbye. He is my hero! (Besides Mr. Neighbor Man of course).

Now on to a nicer story and pictures.

Hubby asks yesterday: "What is wrong with the baby, why is she cranky?"

Me: "She is hungry and tired."

Even I am amazed how accurate I am at times. =)

1 comment:

  1. Eeeeewwwwwwww to the spider! I have the chills just looking at that pic. I am terrified of spiders! We get big old wolf spiders like that in our area too.

    I love the pic of her sleeping in her high chair. So precious!!!

    Stefenie, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan Jacks


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