Wednesday, April 20

"I don't like spiders or snakes..."

The other day my son asked for a pet. I expected to hear he wants a dog or another cat (we've already got Petey Cat), maybe even a rabbit, guinea pig or hamster (one of his aunts is a teacher and she ends up with the classroom pets at the end of the year).

No, my son wants a SPIDER. He saw a big, hairy Tarantula on TV and that's what he wants (yuck, double yuck and triple yuck). He thinks they're "cute", that was his word. This from the kid who told me his cousin's hand-me down pajamas were "creepy". How pajamas can be creepy I'm not really sure. It shouldn't have surprised me he would ask for a spider, he picks up ants and bugs with his bare hands, eek. If I didn't carry him for 9 months I'd swear he wasn't really mine.

Well, I told my husband if he give in and gets a damned spider I will not be taking care of it at all and I absolutely draw the line at snakes, I will not have any snakes in the house. Though I knew this wouldn't really be a problem, my husband hates snakes.

Snakes kind of segues into the book I read yesterday. While running errands yesterday morning (jr. was in school), I picked up Anne Stuart's Black Ice. Has anyone ever noticed she somehow can write the sleaziest, snake like heros and you still enjoy her books?

Have a great day, and happy reading.


Bookwormom said...

LOL :0

My sister keeps a large spider in a terrarium & my 4 year old nephew loves to watch it eat live crickets! OMG- you've never seen anything so stomach churning in your life, I assure you!

Angry Woman said...

Spiders, no thanks!!! Just a mention of them makes my skin crawl. Of course, my dog thinks they're the biggest taste sensation in the world. This from a creature who eats unmentionable items off the grass and thinks dog food is bland, go figure!

Tara Marie said...

Amanda, I think you clinched it. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to stomach watching a spider eating a live cricket.

Maybe we'll be able to talk him into a fish tank or another cat. Say a prayer--lol.

Anne E. said...

Big spiders -- no! I think the movie "Annie Hall," where Woody Allen goes to Diane Keaton's apartment because she wants him to kill the spider in the bath tub. The spider is so huge that he's in and out of the bathroom in 5 seconds, slams the door, and leans against!