I do not like the song “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”. It makes kids think spiders are fun pets to play with. They are not! We currently have a spider problem. Not with daddy long legs or something harmless, we have black widows.
Two nights ago I got P out of bed to change her, she had peed in bed. I picked her up and put her in our bed while I changed the pad. No sooner had I picked her up than a black widow climbed up from under her bed and onto her mattress. I was horrified! Hubby sprayed the perimeter of the house the following morning.
Today P and I were in the shower. P grabbed the back scrub brush and I was rinsing my hair when I look down and see a huge black widow on the brush and P playing with it. I screamed, grabbed her out of the shower and then very carefully showed her the spider on the brush and said over and over “danger, danger, do not touch spiders”. Then I killed it. REALLY killed it till the thing was in several pieces. FYI: spiders are great at playing dead.
I’m going to have to make up another song about not touching spiders to counter act the itsy bitsy one! And we’re calling an exterminator. I’m still freaked from both of these episodes.