Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Dragon Slayer

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I have Arachnophobia. I admit it. I am not ashamed of it. :)

I hate spiders. I hate when I see them, I hate when I have to kill them, I hate being in a room after a spider has been spotted. Then I feel like I have spiders crawling on me after wards. I specifically remember a time in my teen years when my sister and I saw a spider in our room... if memory serves, we were not able to catch it... so we grabbed our pillows and we slept in the living room that night. We just could not sleep in the same room knowing there was a spider on the loose.
Even though I am afraid of spiders, in my adult life, I have usually taken it upon myself to kill them when I see them so that they don't get away while I wait for someone to come to my rescue.

Well, tonight I had just gotten done helping Aaron Jr build a big house with his lincoln logs, then I sat down on the couch with a blanket and got all comfortable, and then this is the series of events that followed:

Aaron: Mom, come look at this! (excited & panicked voice)
Me: what is it?
Aaron: a spider!
Me: a spider?
Aaron: yeah, a big black spider!
Me: oh, i will come and kill it.
Aaron: NO, I will!

Then Aaron ran to the bathroom to get some toilet paper. He has witnessed this many times. :)

Me: okay Aaron, pick it up in the tissue, then take it into the bathroom and flush it down the toilet.
Aaron: I got it!
Me: okay, go and flush it in the toilet!

Aaron proceeded to run into the bathroom and threw it into the toilet, then...

Aaron: it is trying to walk on the water.
Me: okay, flush the toilet.
Aaron: I flushed the spider down.

Toilet flushes. The spider is gone. Whew!

I asked Aaron later what he thought about the spider getting flushed and he said, 'crazy'.

Anyhow, the whole point of my story is the fact that Aaron Jr has been a hero to me for several years now, but tonight... he became my dragon (spider) slayer as well. I was surprised that he felt brave enough to volunteer to kill this spider. I knew he was brave... but THAT brave? Come on! :)

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Claire said...

This little guy is SUCH a treasure.

Momza said...

This made me giggle.
My oldest son has a thing about spiders too but I don't.
Aaron is quite the little man, isn't he?
A gift to be sure.

Kristi said...

I need him to come live with us. Not only is he so sweet, but if he can kill spiders for me, he would be a very valuable kid to have around. Maybe he should show Luke. It seems like Luke would enjoy that kind of stuff, right?

Brandi said...

Way brave. Sometimes I just put cups over the spiders until someone brave enough will come and pick it up and kill it. I mean come on some spiders do kill, and I am not willing to take my chances.

Tabitha said...

Hello there, hope that you are ok. Just popped over to catch up with your blog and see how you are doing.
Hope all is well with you
love and hugs Tabitha xxx

Becky Low said...

What a great post! Wish I had my own little spider slayer! What a sweet boy! :) Glad that you both are doing so well...I've kept up with your blog for almost two years now and I absolutely love it! :)