Shower jibblies

May 14, 2010


Getting into the shower this morning I saw a fuzzy black blob by the ceiling. I grabbed my glasses for a closer inspection and it was a SPIDER!!!! AHHHH!!! Lloyd has a spider bite from a few days ago and I bet this is the villain. Look at her swollen belly – filled with Lloyd’s old blood and probably hundreds of tiny spider/Lloyd hybrid babies. It’s tough to wash your hair when your head is fixed so your eyes stay fixed in one spot.

Even though I dislike spiders, I don’t think they should die – even though this one is an obvious peeping tom. (Tomette? Tometto? Tomahto? Too far, huh?) Lloyd deftly caught it in my toothbrush holder and took ‘er outside.

He's so brave.

By the way, when you’ve showered with a spider, for the whole rest of the day every little dark speck you see will startle you.

Gah! Lint!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “Shower jibblies”

  1. Brad Said on:

    This makes me think of a book I frequently read as a kid. Did we own it? We must have, for how often I read it.

    It was called “Be Nice to Spiders”


  2. Brad Said on:

    Wait a minute… I was looking at that picture and comparing Lloyd’s finger to the spider. It looks to be one fourth the size of his fingernail. It’s TINY.


  3. CousinSam Said on:

    Will you decontaminate your toothbrush holder or trash it?


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Oh Lauren…you are the brave one! I could never have taken a shower with that hairy thing in there! (the spider I mean)


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Hey, where’d my comment go?


  6. Amy Said on:

    I turned on a light in my bathroom and there was a CENTIPEDE as big as my PINKEY next to my HAND……



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