posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:53 PM
So anyone who knows me knows i usually run screaming in fear when a spider crosses my path. I tend to cry and scream and hide in a corner, no joke I
have witnesses! Well my son who is 4 now seems to have a special love for these eight legged beings. He started getting upset at me and would cry when
I killed one. He would tell me I was killing his best friends. We have smaller ones in our garden which I wasn't too fond of but living in an oak
canopy I can't escape these eight legged critters! We have the pretty crab spiders that literally have the shell backing like a crab, they're kind
of cute and make pretty webs. Next we have this tiny one with bright neon green markings on its back. It makes messy webs with no design and it loves
to make them from my car to the pole on my porch so of course i walk into them often! My son loves to feed these guys by finding dead bugs and putting
them in their webs. This is the same kid who made pbj sandwiches for ants and put it outside. He seriously loves all animals but especially the creepy
crawly kind! He started asking for scorpions and I have no idea where he got that from! I personally love reptiles and scorpions myself but I never
mentioned owning a scorpion. He likes that they have pinches and sting! To him they are cool yet to most they strike fear much like spiders did for
Well back in May I was with him at his dads house and a glass of wine was involved. I opened the cabinet under the sink and there it was a HUGE Wolf
Spider sitting in the box with the cat food. Instead of freaking out I grabbed a piece of tupperware and caught it! Yea I couldnt' believe it. My ex
and his mother were looking at me like "who are you" because they KNOW how i use to react to spiders. SO i get this sucker in a piece of tupperware
but next i have to transfer it to my son's bug habitat. Oh that wasn't easy! I went outside with it incase it got away, well it did but I CHASED it
on my hands and knees and scooped it up into the bug habitat, talk about liquid courage and my son rooting me on saying "mommy you're like
Supergirl." I mean how could I NOT catch the spider after that! So needless to say I caught the spider who my son named Wolfy. I remember driving
home with him on my dash and thinking, wow I caught a spider I must be crazy!
Wolfy now has a nice cage and is literally spoiled by my son. He talks to him and hugs the cage. The first few days we had him at home he wanted to
carry him all over the house. I actually SLEPT with this thing in between us one afternoon for nap time. I rolled over and was like wow this is my
life! LOL not to bad actually, it makes my son happy and he thinks I"m Supergirl now for catching a spider for him! Wolfy lives in a spider condo and
wants for nothing. He has an endless supply of crickets and mealworms both of whom have their own habitats as well!
Lately we have been talking about spiders and he has been watching spider videos. The lady at the pet store gave me an exoskeleton for him to hold to
get use to holding a spider. Well it took me 5 mins to hold that thing but in some crazy way it helped me even! So today we went to the big petstore
where you can hold the spiders and let me tell you I was surprised at my own actions! My son he sat right down and put his hands out. It was funny
because he did jump back and yell when it started moving lol. The guy said for his age he did great because most kids at 4 dont go near spiders there!
So it was my turn and I put my hand out and sucked in all my pride and fear and well here ya go!
SO YOU CAN overcome your fears! I credit my son and his love of spiders for me overcoming mine. I couldn't be afraid of them because then he would
start to fear them. He wants a tarantula and well I too have to be ok with handling it. I can't get a pet like that and not handle it. It wouldn't
be fair to the spider!
Wolfy now has a cool cage with all kinds of decor in it. Today my son put a yellow submarine meant for a fish tank in it. It's what he chose at the
pet store! I think if he gets a tarantula any time in the near future we will have to make it a trade off by letting Wolfy go back into the wild. I
don't fear is family and friends now when I see them in my house. I honestly just let them be! I use to kill them, now I smile and close the door or