Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Downside of the Clothesline

Ridiculously early this morning when Fiona decided it was time to be up, I went to change her diaper. Mind you, that this is early. I am still pretty groggy from sleep (or lack of) and haven't had my required cup of coffee yet.

I grab a prefold out of the basket and lay it under her rear end. Then I see something move quickly across my vision.

I blinked and shook my head.

Then I spot it. A big spider, right on the diaper and very near my poor baby's bottom. I let out a shriek of surprise grabbed the diaper (careful to avoid touching the spider) dash the few steps to the bathroom and launch the whole thing in the toilet. Yuck!

I still have the willies just thinking about it. Fiona thought the whole thing was a great game and was chuckling away at Mommy's panic. I made my hubby fish out the diaper and check to make sure the spider was indeed in the toilet and more importantly that he was dead. After all it was his fault it was there. I always diligently inspect the diapers as I take them off the clothesline, but he did me a favor and took them down last night. He apparently is not as diligent about inspecting them for bugs.


Beth in NC said...

Coming over from SITS roll call. Wow, ICK! I would have screamed too!!!! I'm thankful he didn't touch your baby!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

I too came face to face with a spider this morning. Not the best way to start the day IMO!

Christina said...

Over from SITS!

I so so so hate spiders. I actually had the willies from your story.

I had a spider on my arm the other day when I was walking into the Goodwill store and flung it off and had a heart attack. Then I left because I didn't know where the spider went. Ugh.