Friday, May 29, 2009

Mommy Confession: I hate spiders.

Maybe it's because I've been bit by one. Or maybe it's because I live in a place where spiders are around every corner. It could also be that they are just flat out creepy, but: I. Hate. Spiders.

Hate them so much that my skin crawls just thinking about them. Oddly, it crawls and it freaks me out to the point where I think I have spiders on me.

Weird, I know.

Today, a doozy of a spider was on the truck. Of course, we noticed this as we were driving said truck.

It was huge.

Big, gnarly looking and brown... and I swear it had spots and the legs were at least two inches long, each.

(You can picture me shuddering right now, because I am).

So when my hubby had to get out of the truck, he proceeded with caution knowing the spider was surely somewhere still on the truck. The sucker had crawled into the door jam near the weather striping.

Mr. Me gave me a choice, he could attempt to swing at it and risk it crawling into the truck, or he could just close the door and see what happens.

We opted to just close the door, me not wanting to risk the spider crawling in and biting my baby (You can also picture me crouched in the back of the truck, flip flop in hand just in case the damn thing managed to slink past the weather striping and miraculously get inside).

When he came back out, the spider was still there but something happened to make it crawl towards the front of the door, along the bottom and then hop right in by the pedals.

Yes, by this moment I was F.R.E.A.K.I.N.G. out and you know that nothing makes a toddler flip out more than a mommy flipping out.

I snatched her up out of her car seat and shot out of the truck as fast as my bare feet could take me.

Mr. Me smacked at the damn thing with the torque wrench he had in his hand but the stinker slipped up under the dash.

We were at least three miles from home.

I've never been in a more tense car ride home. I swear we weren't this nervous or worried the first time we drove with Roo in the car. My eyes were trained the whole time on the dash praying the spider wouldn't magically appear in front of Roo's feet. I was staring so damn hard I gave myself a headache!

Somewhere in the back of my mind I was hoping it wouldn't bite Mr. Me's feet as well, seeing as he was wearing flip flops. But I was mainly hoping it wasn't going to jump out and bite my girl's precious piggies.

Oh, I was so thankful when we pulled into the driveway. I grabbed my daughter and jumped out of that truck so fast...

And you know what, to this minute that spider is still up in that dash.

I doubt I'll ever get in that truck again until I see a carcass.

Twenty minutes later I'm still nervous, I've still got a stomach in knots, I'm still keeping my eye open... all because I. Hate. Spiders.

I'm a weanie, I know.


Victoria Arya said...

I hate spiders fact I dislike every kind of bug and i will randomly freak out because I feel imaginary bugs crawling on me. I once called hubby (the boyfriend) at 4 am because I had squashed a bug and I could have sworn it was bleeding all over the place and coming to get me. I might have had one too many Red Bulls that night...

The Petersons said...

My husband is the one who has a problem with spiders at our house! He dreams about them all the time :)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I have a fear of bugs too and the worse thing is to be trapped someplace like a car where you can't remove yourself from the situation.

I would have been freaking out too.

Staci said...

I can't stand spiders either! When we were on vacation, we saw one literally the size of my hand in the hotel, and I couldn't sleep for 2 days. It was awful!

Amy and her little family said...

Ugh... there's one on me right now I can feel it!!! Not really... I hope not!


Sarah said...

I'm not a big fan of spiders either, I think you've got a lot of company there.

Wendy said...

ugh, I hate spiders and snakes with a passion. I think my husband hates spiders worse than I do.

I once crawled into bed and heard a "hiss" sound. I looked over my shoulder and there curled up in the middle of 2 pillows was a black snake. I don't think I've ever jumped so high or moved so fast in my life!!!

Lizzie said...

You are SO not a weenie! I get the willies just thinking about them.

My expressions LIVE said...

My wife is the same she noticed a spider above the bed, I went to kill it and it fell into the bed....She ran out of the room, so we had to change bedding before she would

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Me too! I hope I don't pass my fear on to my girls!

Mama Bub said...

Ugh, spiders. During finals week in college I was studying when I saw the world's largest spider on the wall just inches from my head. I jumped off the bed and apparently startled it and it fell behind the bed. I slept on the couch until it was time to move out for fear the spider would crawl out and get me. When we moved the bed, we found a very large, very dead spider on the floor. I'm shuddering just thinking about it.

Myboysangel said...

I have to say, THANK YOU for the good laugh. I could actually imagine you freaking out in the truck. I hate spiders too. Eddie has to kill any that come near the house. I always remember the hike we took in the Tennessee Mountains where ALL three of us killed spiders the whole way. It must be them taking revenge.

Fanglord2 said...

I'm reading this on June 5th. Did you ever get the spider!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Ok so i dont want to freak you out even more but....

2 things- I live by you- I know your pain. I hate them too- everywhere!!!
One time there was a huge spider in my garage- and I got up the nerve to kill it- and I am not kidding you- it has like 200 babies that came out of it- went in every direction (maybe they carry them in a pouch or something like a Kanagaroo? I have no idea- but it was the scariest thing I had ever saw and I closed my garage door and wouldnt go out there for a month- husband had to take everything out of garage and bomb it and than I called the bug guy- and well I still dont know if I got them all. Horrible.

Second thing- even more alarming than the first in my eyes- I have the bug guy here all the time- and he told me that spiders shed their skin- so all of the dead spiders I have been seeing- well they could just be bigger ones that outgrew their skins and shed them...
Ok now I am upset again about these damn spiders here- no one warned me when I moved here that they had crazy spiders- I would have stayed in AZ