Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Schwartz's vs the Irrational Fear

Time to unleash some of my crazy.  
Why yes, that's Sophie guarding a pyrex dish turned upside down on my living room floor.

It was about 1:30 and I had just wrestled Sarah for a nap and was sitting on the couch for some WELL EARNED chill time.  I was eating lunch (finally) and watching my guilty pleasure trash tv (The Bachelorette) on Hulu.  When I saw Sophie get very excited about it.  I look over and there it was a giant brown spider with a white thing on its butt.  I ran to the kitchen and processed my options.  Raid?  Well, that stuff stinks and I wasn't quite sure what that white thing was and if it would sprout open and send a swarm of baby spiders after me to kill me.  (Did I mention I have an extreme and irrational fear of spiders?)  So I went with my old classic stand by, cover it with something it can't get out of until Chris comes home to inspect and eliminate.  After covering it and standing in a corner rocking myself for a min, I had to decide whether to tough it out till Chris came home or grab the baby and flee the house.  Sarah was napping and I did consider grabbing her up and putting her in the car and running away but I had no where to go.  So instead I took the hulu to the bedroom and hid in there until she woke up from her nap.  I avoided the living room as best as possible.  After Sarah's nap, I dashed through it only to stop briefly to make sure it was still under the bowl before grabbing her and running back to our bedroom to play in the jumper and on the bed.  

Chris finally came home around 9, determined it wasn't my worst fear (brown recluse) and sprayed some raid under the bowl.

I'm well aware that I'm a bit crazy.  I mean, assuming this thing is only an inch long, I'm still 64 times it's size.  But they give me the heeby-jeebies.  

1 comment:

  1. The average person eats 7 spiders while they sleep in their lifetime