Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Poor Charlotte...

Ok, it's about 5 am, and it's raining, AGAIN, and I'm up AGAIN, and I just thought I'd say that this stinks. Justin had soccer practice in the muddy fields yesterday, and Corinne and Evan had the time of their lives running in the squishy grass. Especially since they've been cooped up for about a week, now. The rain just won't stop!!!

Last night, I went to school for kindergarten orientation for the parents. Basically, just a list of stuff for new parents. No biggie. The big deal, though? When I came home and was clearing the kitchen a bit and saw, in the light of the kitchen door, a brown recluse spider having a field day webbing itself back and forth in the doorway!! (well, maybe. I looked at the pictures again, and it's unclear for sure...)

Ok. A brown recluse won't kill you. Most likely, it'll just make you have a bad reaction with a painful bite area. BUT. I have 3 kids, one which is a baby, and 2 cats that, although they annoy the shit out of me, I don't want to get bitten by a poisonous spider either.

So. I yell for Patrick to come get it. It's BIG, people. BIG. He, of course, is not wanting to kill the spider, just to relocate it. You know, like down by the fenceline or somewhere. Yeah, like by the swingset or other places that it can bite my kids, anyway. And make lots and lots of baby spiders. We actually had an argument over whether or not he was going to squish it or not! Seriously! I threatened him that if he didn't kill it, I was leaving the house. I couldn't handle it. I LOVE that he loves animals and respects life. BUT. When I am reaching a frenzy over the presence of an insect, and just want it to be gone, do not suggest transplanting said insect into another location that I will surely encounter it again. Also, Evan is verrrry scared of spiders (not my fault! I swear!) and was crying at this point. I told him, that if it was that important, to drive the spider to the woods or somewhere, but do NOT place it anywhere in our neighborhood as there are little kids everywhere.

My hubby committed spidercide for me last night. And the LOOK he gave me!!! Ooooohhhh!!! He wasn't happy with me, and actually asked for forgiveness for me from the spider and God.
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