Mama Diaries

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flash Flood

Yesterday evening, we had a torrential downpour.  The result was a huge flood in the cul-de-sac of our street.  The water was literally waist-high at the deepest part.  After it stopped raining, all the neighbors came out of their homes to gawk and take pictures.  While the adults stood around, the kids had other ideas.  They put on their bathing suits, grabbed their pool toys and jumped in.

They played happily, floating on colorful inner tubes and pool noodles until a little something spoiled the fun.

"Mama!" my son shrieked.  "Help!"

I quickly ran over to where he was.  "What is it?"

He pointed to his leg.  A giant spider was crawling up it and was about to sneak under the short leg of his bathing suit. "Get it off!"

I whacked that thing into the water, unfortunately not before it bit my son.

Bad spider!  I hope he landed in the sewer and drowned because that's what he deserved for biting my boy and ruining the fun!

   

46 comments:

  1. Rain, rain, go away, huh?
    Same goes for spiders.

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  2. Eugh. Terrified of spiders, glad it wasn't me!

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    1. That thing was ugly! Big with long legs and a white belly.

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  3. One mean arse spider, guess it thought it was his flooded make shift pool

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    1. Yes, it was a mean-hearted thing. Good riddance!

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  4. We still have that strange yellow object in the sky at the moment,
    Hope the spider has gone.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Lucky you! Yes, the spider is dead (which reminds me of a Wizard of Oz song - Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!).

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  5. Eek..spiders! Must have been a lovely scene watching you all have fun in the flash pool. :)

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    1. The kids had a blast - until the spider came!

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  6. I can't wish bad enough things for that spider! I'm glad they enjoyed the water before it happened, though.

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  7. Yikes! Hope your son is feeling okay.

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    1. He's okay. But now spiders are on his list of least favorite creatures.

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  8. Oh, poor Bubba. I hope he is all good now?

    Nas

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  9. Yeek!! The stuff of my worst nightmares- I hope he recovers soon!

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    1. He got a big welt, but he's okay now.

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  10. I hate spiders.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! Last year I had one crawling down a strand of my hair. Eek!

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  11. Ew. But it could have been worse. It could have been a snake!

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    1. Yes - a water moccasin would've been the worst!

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  12. I hope he didn't have an allergic reaction.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It swelled up, but other than that, he was okay.

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  13. I love the image of the kids whooping it up and making the best of what the adults probably considered a bad situation, That spider was a real spoilsport. I hope Bubba's okay.

    As a musician, you might find my Friday post somewhat interesting.

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    1. Bubba is fine. The kids really did have a lot of fun!

      I'll check out your post after I write my new one.

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  14. Playing in water always seems to be fun. Too bad about the spider spoiling the fun.

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  15. Poor spider, He must have been more afraid and freaked out about the whole episode that you guys but still that does not excuse him from the punishment for having bitten your son.

    Rot in sewer you mean spider.


    Pages off Life

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    1. :0) I know the spider was probably not too happy with the flood, but it didn't have to take it out on my son's leg!

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  16. What a nasty spider to spoil everything for Bubba! I hope he drowned too. Such a creepy thing to happen.
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

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    1. That was a nasty thing to happen!

      Hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  17. Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3

    Best wishes,
    HOLYKATTA

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  18. Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3

    Best wishes,
    HOLYKATTA

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  19. What the heck! A water spider? What the heck! Mom to the rescue, though. Bad spider!

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  20. 5 inches this morning. What else is new!

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  22. Yikes on the spider. You are a great mom, coming to Bubba's rescue. : )

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