Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm No Wimp!

Seriously, I'm not a wimp. Never have been. So, why is it my kids are so astonished that I waged serious battle with an invader in our home?

I'm kind of afraid to show you pictures as, with all the other . . . um . . . ah . . . little critters around here, absolutely none of you will want to come for a visit. Oh well, I guess that means I have an excuse not to clean my house. LOL!

Anyway, here goes:

Yep, that's a black widow spider. And, yep, there's a dead one outside my front door right now. LOL!

My very first encounter with a black widow was in my first apartment in Arizona. It was outside my back door and I had great respect for it. It took down one of the biggest cockroaches I had ever seen. Anything that could do that, was a good little critter in my book because roaches are just nasty. Eeew! But, it was outside and not close to coming in my abode. Those that came inside, well, they didn't live long at all.

I was a single woman at the time. Now, times are different. I've got two kids, a house full of pets and a husband who is prone to bites. LOL!

We had seen the web but since the web didn't crackle, I told the kids that it wasn't a black widow web. That was before I saw the spider. As soon as I saw it, I knew immediately what it was and how to take care of it and it only took about 3o seconds to get the job done.

That's when my kids surprised me the most. They couldn't believe their mama could take on a spider and "win." They actually thought only their brave daddy could do it; that I was too much of a wimp. LOL! Now they know differently.

Hmm. I wonder if they will be on their best behavior for me from now on. ROTFLOL! Somehow, I doubt that. LOL!

Until next time, Happy Creative Time!


Barracudasue said...

YIKES, Ileana!!!!!!!! You are one brave lady! I would have screamed like a girl and wouldn't have step foot outside until my DH killed it. So how did you get rid of this nasty thing????? Eeeeeeuuuuuuuu! I shutter to even THINK about it. YIKES!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

YUCKo...hahaha You go girl :)

Tina - mom of 7 said...

Whoo hoo!! Great job! Got that "Mom Power"!! :)

Anna said...

Wow now that scares me more than the snakes.

jzayler said...

ickie! You're braver than me!!