I have a phobia if spiders and bugs and creepy crawlies in general and unfortunately I have passed on this fear to my children. Yesterday the boys spotted a massive cockroach stuck in the air vent in their bedroom.
The logical thing to do would be to spray the cockroach with insecticide but we were so worried that it might drop on to the floor and then get lost in the bedroom that we just closed the door and left it there.
The boys slept on the couch, crazy I know but the alternative seemed scarier. This morning my brave husband went into the bedroom armed with a can of mortein and managed to kill the cockroach, so tonight the boys are back in their rooms.
Next mission the two daddy long legs spiders that have taken up residence in the toilet..
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It is funny how we can inherit fears. I too dislike spiders but strangely can pick up daddy long legs with my bare hands as when I
oops clicked too soon. Was told that they were long strange fairies. have never been afraid of them because of that. Spiders though ..that’s another thing entirely but unfortunately no one in my family like dealing with them so we draw straws or pretend they are not there.
Really enjoyed reading about you all sleeping in another room made me feel happy there were others like me.
Good to know I’m not alone in my fears. I like that image of daddy long legs being long strange fairies, ill try that with the kids see if it makes any difference.
Well it has worked for me many years now just wish I could figure out something for spiders but long legged fairies they are not lol
Lol I couldn’t agree more.
I have a strange love for spiders and other little bugs. I’ve never lived anywhere where we’ve had cockroaches, so I have never learned a response to them.. I think I wouldn’t mind them though (well, one at a time at least!). Spiders are very fascinating. I still get spooked when spring comes and the first spiders show up in my flat, but as soon as I’m used to them it’s pretty easy to throw them outside. 🙂
I wish you loved here, Australia has lots of spiders and bugs. Yuk!