Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Truth Tuesday: Spiders

You already know the state of my bathtub from my blog title, but today I have a true (gross) confession to make.

Our house seems to attract spiders, especially in the winter. They're big, brown, harmless things.

Spiderman and Captain America take on a tub-dwelling spider.
My girls were getting ready for a bath the other afternoon and we did our usual spider check. We were rewarded with one spider behind a Rescue Hero toy. I captured him alive and flushed him down the toilet (sorry, spider!).

The girls got in and we filled the bath with water, when Sophie started complaining. "There's something in the water! There's something in the water!"

She started pulling at long strands, which at first I thought were long hairs. But then I realized nobody in our house had hair THAT long.

And the color was strange. At some angles the strands looked black, at other angles, silver. And they were sticky.

Spider webs.

And then, horror of horrors, another spider came bobbing to the surface of the water. Already drowned, poor thing, but that saved me having to kill him.

I fished out more spider webs from the front of the tub.

They were tricky to remove because they were invisible until you removed them from the water.

Now we have to do a spider check AND a spider web check before we get in the tub.

And maybe I should clean my bathtub more often....

18 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. Absolutely not. I'm gong to be the worst mother because I will NOT save my kids from spiders. I'm more of a scream-bloody-murder-run-and-save-myself kind of person. I'm freaking out just reading your story. *shiver*

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  2. ACK! That doesn't look like Charlotte to me. More like her ugly cousin, the recluse.

    Perhaps Captain America didn't make it clear to his brother, Spiderman. "Ma says, No friends over!"

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  3. See, this is why I don't take baths.

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  4. Yikes! I'd run screaming from the bathtub if I see a spider.

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  5. One of the many titles/roles my husband holds is Spider Remover Extraordinaire.

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  6. yeah, we have those spiders too, and Trent says they are brown recluse....which are not so harmless, since they are anywhere from slightly to terribly poisonous. eek! I HATE spiders, and our house is unfortunately like yours int he attracting them ways. I HATE it!!!

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  7. How funny! I was just cleaning out the tub last night and found a drowned daddy long legs that looked remarkably like hair. Gross.

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  8. I've had to learn how to deal with spiders since having kids, but I'll admit to leaving them exactly where they are unless they are in my way.

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  9. We rarely take baths. And when I do, I first have to clean the tub. However, I love spiders. They eat all the other bugs.

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  10. Oh, wow. I'm just giddy with grossness. Spiders. *shivers* Enough said.

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  11. Ewww. It's not just your house, though. Frankly, spiders I can deal with. But anything that buzzes and flies and has a stinger, and I'm outta there.

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  12. LOL! I have the same problem with the little intruders. One day the 8 yo came running out of the bathroom stark naked because a spider ended up in her towel. :o)

    I guess writing makes bathtubs only get cleaned once a month, because when I took writing back up, that was when I became such a slob. :o)

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  13. :)That is so funny. Let me tell you though, in our barn, we have enormous spiders. You are pretty brave to approach those nasty things.

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  14. Spiders like to come in here during the fall and winter too, but I've never had to fish webs out of the tub. You win MOMMY of the YEAR!

    You've also won a little something from the Well I Never Blogfest (yeah, I'm slow passing the prizes out). Shoot me an email with your address... MissVSpeaks (at) gmail (dot) com so I can get it in the mail.

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  15. OMG! No wonder you do a spider check! Holy cow, I'd be so freaked out.

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  16. Yikes! I like to think I've gotten over my fear of spiders, but if I were sitting in a bathtub and then discovered one with me, I think I might have seriously hurt myself in my scramble to get out.

    And if it had happened to my daughter --- she would have never bathed again.

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  17. Harmless or not, I can't stand to have spiders in the house--or anywhere for that matter. I know they eat harmful insects, but all those legs moving at once...gross.

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  18. That's hysterical Amy. We've had a sugar ant infestation. Maybe I could borrow some of your spiders to get rid of them?

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