Mama Diaries

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Killer Hermit Crab

My brother-in-law stopped by my house yesterday to visit the kids.  For some reason, he went upstairs to check out the hermit crab abode.  I heard a lot of giggling, and wondered what was going on.  Two minutes later, my brother-in-law came down with a hermit crab suspended between his index finger and thumb.

"What are you doing to that poor crab?" I asked.

"What am I doing with this crab?"  he said.  "He's a killer crab!  I'm going to boil him in a pot of water and then butter him up."

"Dude, he's just a crab.  A teeny tiny harmless crab."  I took the crab from him and let it crawl around in the palm of my hand.  "See, he's friendly."

My brother-in-law took the crab and put his fingers by its pinchers.  And what do you think happened?  Yep.  The crab pinched his finger.

"Ahhh!" shouted my brother-in-law as he shook the crab off his finger.  "See, I told you!  He's a killer crab!"

I shook my head.  "Dude, you're not going to boil him or use him for the secret ingredient in a Sponge Bob crabby patty. It's not his fault you're being stupid!" 

I rescued the poor little crab and carried him back to his abode.



  1. hahaha really what did he expect? Next he'll stick his hand in the pup's mouth.

  2. Maybe he'll stick his entire head in Schulz's mouth.


  3. LOL! Good thing he didn't stick his nose near those killer pinchers. Might have gotten himself a hole for a nose ring.

    Sorry! I need to call it a night. : ) Glad to know that you rescued the crab and put him back in his home environment.

    1. Or maybe he would've had a permanent hermit crab nose ring. Wouldn't that have been pretty? LOL!