I enjoy that my comments section has become a forum for a few of you to chat amongst yourselves. In case there are others of you out there that think I don't actually read my comments, rest assured I do. It could be said I live for them.
Mom: the spider was large. Maybe two or three inches in diameter and fast. Scary fast. Brown in color with large fangs and beady eyes that watched every move we made. Okay, maybe that last part is an exaggeration but the rest is not.
PaRon: I think you and I both know that Wyatt will never suffer from a shortage of creepy crawly living things and bug barns in which to house them. His collection just will not include a spider if I have anything to do with it. However, because I want only the best for my child, I am making a serious effort to not pass along my own insecurites regarding arachnids or anything else.
Lisa: yes, in theory, you could have smushed Marty's food with your shoe but I notice you didn't. Which tells me you weren't really interested in having to do that. I think you were as creeped out as I was, but maybe you would've rather let the giant attack spider spin a web big enough to catch Nathan? Because I swear it could've. And the snake idea is intriguing...but don't you think that if it wasn't a super-duper-nasty-mean spider all of our geckos would've snacked on it?
Susan: you have your irrational fear of snakes (yes, irrational. Besides my 10th birthday party and that one garter snake Bonnie whacked apart with a golf club, when have you encountered a snake?) and I have my irrational fear of spiders (who, incidentally, are seen in homes across the world every day thereby making me confront my fears all the time. I win.)
Kristen: yes, that is how you spell it. I have no idea if Webster agrees but: my blog = my rules. Spelling included. You should start one - it totally suits our personalities to have someplace where you're always in charge and when people make their little remarks, you can make them right back (unlike your recent coffee encounter. I'm just sayin'...)
I sincerely enjoy that I was finally able to write something of interest. The pressure's on...and I'm already confident I'm not up to the task. Therefore, the next time you find my blog boring, I respectfully request you revisit the Heebie Jeebies post. Thankyouverymuch.