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!
Rain, rain, go away, huh?ReplyDelete
Same goes for spiders.
My sentiments exactly!Delete
Eugh. Terrified of spiders, glad it wasn't me!ReplyDelete
That thing was ugly! Big with long legs and a white belly.Delete
One mean arse spider, guess it thought it was his flooded make shift poolReplyDelete
Yes, it was a mean-hearted thing. Good riddance!Delete
I think you're amazingReplyDelete
Because I'm a spider whacker? LOL!Delete
Giant swimming spiders, yuck!ReplyDelete
It was really ugly!Delete
We still have that strange yellow object in the sky at the moment,ReplyDelete
Hope the spider has gone.
Lucky you! Yes, the spider is dead (which reminds me of a Wizard of Oz song - Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!).Delete
Eek..spiders! Must have been a lovely scene watching you all have fun in the flash pool. :)ReplyDelete
The kids had a blast - until the spider came!Delete
I can't wish bad enough things for that spider! I'm glad they enjoyed the water before it happened, though.ReplyDelete
It was a good time!Delete
Yikes! Hope your son is feeling okay.ReplyDelete
He's okay. But now spiders are on his list of least favorite creatures.Delete
Oh, poor Bubba. I hope he is all good now?ReplyDelete
Yeek!! The stuff of my worst nightmares- I hope he recovers soon!ReplyDelete
He got a big welt, but he's okay now.Delete
I hate spiders.ReplyDelete
Me too! Last year I had one crawling down a strand of my hair. Eek!Delete
Ew. But it could have been worse. It could have been a snake!ReplyDelete
Yes - a water moccasin would've been the worst!Delete
One mean spiderReplyDelete
I hope he didn't have an allergic reaction.ReplyDelete
It swelled up, but other than that, he was okay.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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Bubba is fine. The kids really did have a lot of fun!Delete
I'll check out your post after I write my new one.
Playing in water always seems to be fun. Too bad about the spider spoiling the fun.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Rot in sewer you mean spider.
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: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!Delete
Eek, a spider?! *shudders*ReplyDelete
What a nasty spider to spoil everything for Bubba! I hope he drowned too. Such a creepy thing to happen.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a nice weekend.
That was a nasty thing to happen!Delete
Hope you have a great weekend, too!
Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3ReplyDelete
What the heck! A water spider? What the heck! Mom to the rescue, though. Bad spider!ReplyDelete
5 inches this morning. What else is new!ReplyDelete
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Yikes on the spider. You are a great mom, coming to Bubba's rescue. : )ReplyDelete