Friday, May 23, 2008
my biggest fears
I consider myself a pretty tough and independent gal. I can do almost anything if I have to. Most the time I have to. I don't think there are killers in my garage waiting to kill me. I can sleep with the door unlocked. I don't think my kids are going to be kidnapped. I could do most of the stuff on Fear Factor. And yet, I'm not immune to nightmares or stupid worries. The new house is making me face most of my fears.
My biggest fears are these (in random order):
2. scorpions and poisonous spiders
3. my kids drowning
4. eating with a metal spoon out of a metal bowl
5. my kids being spoiled
6. Telling big floor-layers they have to redo things
8. listening to my little brothers slurp cereal... i don't know if this is still one, but it used to be.
My kids were shouting that there was a spider in the bathtub with them yesterday and I said,"just a second!!!"
"But Mom, it's a BIG one!"
"OK! I'm coming already, sheesh!"
There was indeed a big brown spider in the tub with Camryn and Preslie. I caught it with some tissue and it crawled out and came after me. I'm not kidding. I threw it in the sink before it got on my hand. I went to brush it into the drain and it came running towards my hand. It was aggressive like how scorpions are. I killed it and got a total case of the creeps. Spiders don't usually bother me - unless they are my childhood nemesis - the black widow. This one really creeped me out because it wanted to get me. I looked it up on the internet and it was a BROWN RECLUSE! You can tell because it has a perfect little violin on it's back. Have you seen the damage these guys can do? If one of your fears isn't looking at gross-out pictures, look up "brown recluse bites". Their venom is flesh-eating and you can lose limbs from it. I'm unhappy that one was swimming with my babies. I can't stop thinking about it. Shiver shiver.