Saturday, June 6, 2009

Little Miss Muffett Has NOTHING on Us!

Today James and Professor left for Professor's second day of Cub Scout camp. Shortly after their departure Princess and Lion came running into my bedroom, where I was drifting back to sleep.

"Mommy, Mommy, there's a spider in the living room!"

I sighed. "It's okay, it won't do anything. Just ignore it." I was hoping they'd magically be fine and I could go back to sleep.

No such luck. Lion took charge of the conversation. "But then when I eat breakfast I'll feel like I'm eating a spider, aaaahhhhh!"

Trying to put the situation in proper light for them, I decided to point out the relative harmlessness of the spider because of their difference in size.

"How big are you?" I asked.

"Seven," Lion replied, "but I'm scared of spiders!"

My worries pre-kids about finding snakes in the laundry or frogs hopping on the kitchen floor were all in vain, thank goodness. If I'm lucky, this baby boy I'm carrying will be every bit as irrational when he grows older as the rest of my children. I can deal with spiders if they result in no pocket surprises.

When James was a kid he freaked his mom out by trapping a black widow spider in a jelly jar. No worries of that here. If a moth flies in the room, Lion and Princess wig out as Lion cries "There's an animal in here!" while cringing and ducking. At least Professor doesn't go to pieces, he's just wary.

I'll have to remember to explain to my sons' future wives that they'll have to be fine with trapping their own insects.


GRAMEE said...

funny i just commented on TRUBLUBYU's blog about the bug man!!

now you have spiders!! yikes!

L.T. Elliot said...

I love that he's worried about his breakfast. =] What a cutie!

Kimberly said...

He really is so dang adorable!

Becca brought me a moth the size of a small bird the other day pinched in her fingers. "Look, mummy, a budderfly!"


Michal said...

i only have one out of four that will willingly touch an insect. last summer i paid him to remove tomato hornworms from our tomato plants and squish them. i can't stomach them myself.

my 4yo can't handle being in the same room as an insect. he's worse than i am. oh, well. like you, i guess i don't have to worry about them bringing creepy crawlies into the house.

Abra said...

Once I asked Deklan to pick a centipede up off the carpet and throw it outside. He was 2. It was silverfish. They bite. yeah....

An Ordinary Mom said...

My boy loves bugs ... as long as they don't touch him :) !!

Tawanna said...

One of my daughters was afraid of butterflies. She would have run like crazy if one flew close to her. I can identify with the moth thing too! We decided to take the kids to the insectarium at the zoo to help the understand about insects. Well DH kept calling it the spider house which had the kids thinking of spiders all over the place. My daughter froze solid when we got to the doors. She finally went in because she was interested in the Praying Mantis photo on the wall.

James said...

I was going to comment about the spider I caught, but decided it would be more fun to tell the story in a blog entry :-)