Sunday, July 25, 2010
How To Entertain Your Family With Only A Can Of Bug Spray
Prior to this photo being taken, the room with the arrow was pitch black save for the glistening silk shining with each lightening flash.
Nolan noticed it from the hallway when he and his sister Audrey got out of their beds for the third time.
The arrow points to a spider that had built a web so large it was designed to capture humans. Hanging from the ceiling fan above, it had woven its world wide web so large, any one of us might have fallen into it the following morning.
Perhaps it thought it was starring in the new film, Attack of the Killer Spider. I was to be its intended victim.
Though you can't tell from the photo, the spider was quite large and threatening before Brittney drowned it in wasp spray (no time to look for the spider spray that was directly behind it) and the web was built so quickly, you would have thought the spider felt it was on a time limit!
Hours earlier I had been sitting in that room and walking around directly in line with where the spider was later found deceptively hanging in the dark. Perhaps it was then that the spider wove its trap, hoping to capture a giant meal (me).
I'm so glad my family returned before they found me wrapped in a spider sac hanging from the ceiling fan.
We hate bugs in my family, but we are fascinated by them. When Brittney was younger, she used to lift slabs of limestone just to watch all the bugs crawl around. Now we have an arsenal of products to kill them if they ever enter our home (they obviously have no sense of danger).
I know there will be those of you who will be horrified that I killed a spider, and I have to tell you honestly, that I usually grab a tissue and carry the little buggers outside. But when they are big enough to eat me, and I can't coerce them to leave the premises, I have to resort to death tactics. So I apologize to those of you who mourn the death of the magnificent spider who spun a web of gigantic proportions.
But the purpose of this blog is to explain to you how to captivate your children with only the cost of bug spray. If you're ever at a loss for entertainment, consider bug watching. The kids will love it.
(Photo left to right: Audrey, Nolan, Brittney, Lindsey)
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