"AAAAWWW, How cute..look how motherly my little Caeleen is.
She has such a sweet tender way about her."
I thought to myself as I watched her tenderly scoop something up off the carpet and rock it and sing to it. At first glance, I thought it was a bead. Odd...to be loving on a bead. But, hey-whatever-she is still being so kind! Second glance: "What is that?-it looks like it's moving!" I think, "It must be a fly." My compassionate side takes over, "Oh, poor fly-it's not going to like her game. I should save it from her grasps- if it's not already dead." I follow her. She puts down her "little baby" and lies on her belly on the floor to watch it move and interact with it. From behind, I can not see it, but I hear her cute baby talk- sing-songy- to her little one. Then, just as I get close enough to bend over and see, she leans down to KISS HER BABY!!!
Do you want to guess what it was??? Or should I just tell you?????
IT WAS A SPIDER!!!!!!!!! A PRETTY BIG ONE AT THAT!
COMPASSION OVER!!! Dash to the bathroom! Toilet paper-quick!!! Scoop it up before any more spider smooching-and flush!!! GONE! Phew! I feel better.
Caeleen, on the other hand is crying, leaning over the toilet,
wondering why?, oh why?, did I flush her baby!!!!
When I first thought it was a bead, it must have been rolled into a ball to try to save it's own life from this giant creature! Do you know, that when I was a child, if there was a spider in my room and we couldn't find it and kill it, I would not even sleep in there!! And, here is my 2 year old: holding one, rocking it, and KISSING IT!!!! She must be wise beyond her 2 years....
"There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceedingly wise....The spider taketh hold with her hands and is in the kings palaces" Proverbs 30:24 and 28.
|Yeah, now I'm a little nervous. When looking for an image-I see this-"that looks about right-hers looked like that." Then I read the caption: "Black Widow Spider" I'm sure hers couldn't have been-but..SHE WAS KISSING IT!!!|