Daughters and Spiders

26 08 2010

Wolf Spider

Last night I was about at the end of my rope, hauling my 3 year old daughter to her bedroom for the umpteenth timeout of the day, when all of a sudden I spot this giant wolf spider on the wall right above her bedroom door!

I accidentally swore to myself, then ran her into the living room. Somehow I managed to catch the thing in a jar and seal the lid on tight. That was so frightening, but it provided a great mental break and comedic interruption of an otherwise rotten day. Composing myself, I called DD into the kitchen for a little spider show and tell. I don’t want her to be afraid of them like I am, so now that it’s safely in a jar we could both take a close look at the thing. I appreciate her innocent fascination.