Why do spiders feel the need to come inside of people's houses?? Aren't they perfectly content to stay outside and live underneath the back porch or in a barn? And why do the have to be more than a centimeter wide? (legs included!) Yesterday, I happen to be doing some laundry and that involved picking up dirty clothes off of the bathroom floor, when I saw a HUGE spider inches from where I was standing. You have never seen this big girl move so fast. I couldn't get out of their quick enough. Amazingly enough, I felt the need to keep holding on to the clothes I had just picked up from on top the spider. My 6 yr old daughter heard me scream, which makes her scream just because! She helped me gather up some shoes and we started the attack on the spider. Then Charlotte, who is 1 1/2 comes and stands by us to watch. Her contribution to this is to scream when we scream. She thought we were just playing some game that consisted of throwing a shoe in the bathroom and screaming. Leslie was the brave one that would go back into the bathroom and get the shoes back so we could throw them again. This went on for almost 15 minutes. We finally managed to corner the spider and splat it. And there it stayed until my husband came home. Leslie said next time we should just put a plastic bowl on top of it until Daddy comes home. This one was so big that it probably could have drug the plastic bowl around with it.
Today, Charlotte followed me into the bathroom and while I was facing the mirror, I heard a thunk and then she screamed. I turned around just in time to see her pick up a shoe, throw it at the wall and scream!