disapproving kitty

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

itchy update

so, after last night's post I did more searching and discovered that there are Yellow Sac Spiders, commonly found in Ohio, that can cause nasty bites.  I know exactly which ones they mean.  They crunch when you squish them with kleenex, which is what I do with them when the kids aren't around.

I have never liked spiders.  Ever.  Centipedes are worse.  I try, very hard, to quash my run-away-squealing-with-arms-flailing reflex every time I see a spider, especially when my kids are nearby.  I usually manage it with spiders.  I fail miserably with centipedes, even though J gets upset with me for doing it in front of the kids.  I get upset with me, too, but honestly, it's very hard to help.

But spiders I had under control.  This incident is not helping though.  Seriously.  NOT.  HELPING.

I will say, though, that I have no recollection whatsoever of either of my parents showing the least bit of fear around creepy crawlies.  Nobody influential in my life freaked out in front of me, that I can remember. I got this way all on my own.  J's Aunt N says it's quite possible these things are inborn.

So maybe my kids stand a chance.

1 comment:

  1. I'm the same way. Luckily Connor seems to be able to deal with them. Daniel freaks out over an ant, so I think he's beyond hope.

    And like you, I don't think I was influenced by anyone, but I have been afraid of spiders as far back as I can remember. I got the shivers just thinking about some of my encounters as a kid.