Tuesday, February 9, 2010

spider ...

My children are afraid of bugs. Sometimes. Well, usually only when they are being over dramatic. Like on Sunday. Dizzle got banished to her room for her less than stellar behavior. Once she got up there, she started screaming, "THERE'S A SPIDER IN MY ROOM. THERE'S A SPIDER IN MY ROOM."

Me, being the hard a** that I am, yelled back. "Stop screaming and get in your room!" But, the yells didn't end. They intensified. "THERE'S A SPIDER IN MY ROOM. IT'S FOLLOWING ME! (tears, tears, and more tears) IT'S FOLLOWING ME!"

By this point, I was laughing. I was picturing a GIANT spider running after her. Seriously, I'm not quite sure how I have such a wimp for a child. I am so not like that. Anyway, I told her to get back in her room and headed upstairs. She, being the defiant child that she is, continued to scream.

When I got to her room I asked where the spider was. "RIGHT THERE!"

Huh? I couldn't see anything. "Where Dizzle?"

"RIGHT THERE!"

Oh, wait, I see something. As I bent over to investigate, I spotted her spider friend. Which was not a spider at all, but a few strands of knotted hair that must have fallen off her brush and landed behind her bedroom door.

I left the room, slamming the door behind me. Laughing all the way downstairs ...

10 comments:

momof3 said...

LOL! C and Dizzle are two of a kind...

Mike Russell said...

She won't be scarred from that experience. Not at all... ;)

Libby said...

That pretty much sounds like me. Although as a child I was all about bugs- catching them with my brother and collecting them. Now, I freak out. I hate living by myself because that means no one is available to kill the bugs. I always feel like I have bugs on me and am constantly touching to make sure they actually aren't bugs.

Marlene said...

I am constantly yelling "BUG!" when I see a piece of bluff or dust on the floor. I can't help it, I HATE THEM!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I am not as bad as when I was younger but I am not a fan of spiders. All other bugs are fine, but spiders are icky.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Sometimes it is hard to know when they are stalling or mis-behaving or in genuine need of something.

My daughter is terrified of spiders too!

Kerrie T. said...

We recently had an issue with bugs/fuzz in the bath tub. Hehehe.

Katie A. said...

Classic! Love that you can laugh at it all! Happy Tuesday! :)

ajh said...

I jump and startle at sticks (snakes) all summer on the road so I have some sympathy for your daughter! Better safe than sorry!

Anne said...

Oh well, so much for being saved from her time-away by a big-a$$ spider :) haha