I guess I should clarify that there is only one ‘boy’ at our house. My husband is out numbered considerably. Even the dog is a female.
First, there was this post.
***Apologies still apply for the gender stereotyping that you will find with this post.***
This fella is hanging out off our front porch….
and has been for a while now, because I’m too afraid to knock it off. You know they hold grudges and track you down in your sleep. Even though it sees 8 of me, it could tell which side of the bed I sleep on verses my husband. They are very calculating…spiders are.
Snakes are worse, but that’s an entirely different post.
Yesterday, I was sitting on the steps after a run, and my husband came out of the house to talk.
All of a sudden, in mid sentence he said, “That thing is SO cool.”
I knew exactly what he was referring to.
“Don’t you think so?” he asked innocently.
I didn’t even look in “its” direction, and said, “No, I think it’s horrific.”
He then went on to say,”Did you know that that’s how Jonathan Edwards became a Christian?”
I said, “Wait, a second. You mean that Jonathan Edwards was a spider before his conversion?”
“No, Carrie. He was fascinated by the spider web,” he said, “and how it was so incredibly intricate. It caused him to ponder a greater “designer.”
“Oh, of course. Are we talking about spider webs or spiders? I agree with you that spider webs are cool. Unless of course, you happen to walk through one,” I said. “Because spiders are very calculating creatures who hold grudges and like to track you down in your sleep….”
“All 8 of you.”
p.s. my oldest just read this post and said, “I didn’t know that was on the front porch. I’m going out of the back door from now on.”
I believe my work here is done.
I got a shiver just looking at those pics! I totally agree. Spiders are cold, calculating, stalking creatures. Oh, and the horrible spider story I referenced in my comment on your “stalking cat” post, involved a large spider stalking me in my dorm room – IN MY SLEEP. You should make the “boy” in your house tear down it’s handy work and kill it with a blow torch! In my opinion, the only good spider, is a DEAD spider!
I really feel the need to tell everyone that today there are two grasshoppers in the ‘web.’ One has been ‘spun.’ I’m sparing you photographs, but just had to share.