To wake OH up to get a daddy long legs

(48 Posts)
doingmyhead Sat 06-Jul-13 00:42:40

Out of the bedroom?

I know I am a wimp but I am proper confused

I won't be able to sleep unless my head is under the covers and it's way to hot for that tonight!

bigmumma73 Sat 06-Jul-13 00:46:41

Lol absolutely not, that is the sort of thing I would do, mainly for mosquito's based on the fact he is taller..... wink wink

doingmyhead Sat 06-Jul-13 00:49:08

Right one person in agreement, that's all I need!

Thank you!

Just about to wake him and then I can settle to sleep.



AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 00:49:49

I don't mind daddy long legs, but I woke DH up to get a spider wanting to get into bed with me last night.

DH told him to fuck right off grin

But dll's don't have any flying skills and do just go all over you, so if you're bothered, wake him up (unless he's got an early start in the morning? Not that it would stop me like).

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 00:52:07

One of these is a life saver in the summer. I don't like squishing things, but I'm not fussed about zapping them, it's humane grin

And I fucking hate mossies.

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 00:53:04

I couldn't zap a ddls though, it's got the word daddy in it's name!

laura4jasmine Sat 06-Jul-13 00:53:49

Def wake him.....they are my biggest foe in life, hate them big flappy things!

Cluffyflump Sat 06-Jul-13 00:56:01

Dh just woke me up to assist him to remove horses from our garden! shock
I wasn't much any help tbf.
I have demanded earwigs to be taken outside a few times before now so YANBU smile

cozietoesie Sat 06-Jul-13 00:57:13

Goodness - they go up the top of walls and ceilings. They won't come near you on the bed. Ignore it and it will get tired (or go away if you have your window open.)

bigmumma73 Sat 06-Jul-13 00:58:13

Wish it wasn't so late I could LOL!! Horses, yep def more of an issue than DLL or mozzies! Tell more!

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 01:00:03

Hahahaha at moving the horses on!

I've had to tell a goat to do one once.

And a pig.

doingmyhead Sat 06-Jul-13 01:00:11

Job done! He didn't moan, did it, had a pee and now snoring again!

All in the space of 2 mins.

I knew I married him for good reason.

Nite nite all smile

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 01:01:40

Aww, he won't even remember his knight in shining armour moment in the morning.

bigmumma73 Sat 06-Jul-13 01:03:52

smile job done sleep well!

Oh dear. I'm a girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl! What if he woke you for that?

I hate it - my MIL tried to instil fear of insects into my DD (who loves them and wants to keep them as pets). She turned a little girl who loves insects into one who screams hysterically at anything under 2cm long with legs, makes me stabby in a core deep way...

my mother is as bad "You can do anything a man can do - stop - don'T do that - ewwwwwwwwwwww! Ask your dad!"


Why?? Maybe for 0.05% of people (gender irrelevant) there is a real phobia, for others living in countries without deadly insects it is silly hysteria - stop it! My mum thinks it makes her attractively vulnerable, and I have friends I now think so much less of who think the same... There is no insect in the UK who will do you harm, stop being pathetic, unless you admit to knowing you are doing it for manipulative purposes.



AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 01:17:07

My granny was like you MrTumble, cold and unsympathetic, trying to look at emotional responses through a scientific lens.

Minimialising things she couldn't feel herself.

Although I didn't live with her, it's a very difficult thing to deal with if you genuinely don't like something.

Why do you feel other people should 'man up' and stop being so weak? (as you see it)

Maybe some people who use manipulation as an everyday technique to get what they want might use insects as fodder, but they'd be like that anyway, and not everyone's the same.

Cluffyflump Sat 06-Jul-13 01:17:49

We are quite rural here [north Cornwall] and thus surrounded by farms and country things etc.
The horses belong to a nice woman whos Dm used to own our cottage, so her horses (cows and geese) get out of her fields and pay us a little visit grin.

I will never forget the image of the horses amongst Dc garden toys! It did look for a moment like the trampoline and seesaw might not make it through the night!

We had to chase them up the road to try to get them back home and Dh had to loop his belt around the smaller ones neck (carefully, obvs. We didn't have any horsey stuff or a rope) and the bigger one just followed after, which really was very sweet to see.
I managed to find a gate to open, so they are now in with The cows and seem quite happy.

Im quite liking living in the country now [townie]

Ha ha AgentZigZag - my husband laughs in my face because I am up due to being overly sympathetic to my 5 year old's nightmares.

My mother wants everyone to help her due to over dramatised and hammed up fears and inabilities. It make me loathe her, as I know that when there is nobody about she deals with such things without a backward glance. I don't tell her or anyone this, but I am quite sure a lot of women are conditioned to believe they should project these silly fears as they are feminine, and my daughter never had these fears by nature - my MIL with her hysteria nurtured and created fears (ONLY in my DD, not in my 2 DSs) where none existed.

They are a social construct in countries where there are no deadly insects.

doingmyhead Sat 06-Jul-13 01:27:04

Got to admit, I do not have a phobia, so it is a dislike.

OH doesn't share that dislike, so he's the best man for the job.

He also sleeps really well, he's a shift worker and getting back to sleep for him, is so easy, he could sleep on a clothes line.

doingmyhead Sat 06-Jul-13 01:28:07

Cluffyflump ......... Lol!

I wouldn't want to be saddled with that job!

Ahhh, perhaps I better go to sleep?

Cluffyflump Sat 06-Jul-13 01:32:34

Stop with the jokes and go to bed!


AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 01:36:09

It's not that I'm being unsympathetic to you MrTumble (grin) because I know someone who, it seems, makes an over-inflated fuss of not liking an animal, and you can't help thinking 'if you stand there flapping your fucking arms about, then they're going to pay attention to you, aren't they? hmm'

But then, they're generally a manipulative person anyway, so maybe I'm just colouring it with what I know of them anyway.

And in some ways I can be unsympathetic to DD1 about, but that's because she's a drama llama who acts like she's cut off her fucking hand when she's just got a paper cut grin <no joke>

I make an effort to give her it when it's 'appropriate' IYSWIM.

Aww for your 5 YO's nightmares as well, my dad didn't understand about the dark/night terrors I had (I was unlucky sometimes in family shit grin) and it was awful when it's not something you can help.

ImNotBloody14 Sat 06-Jul-13 01:50:21

I culd tal horse ourt of he harden bug u canf cope with dafdy l legs.

HansieMom Sat 06-Jul-13 01:51:00

There is no reason to kill a daddy long legs! Just let it crawl onto a paper and take it outside. I tell my grandchildren it is just busy being a spider, no need to kill it, for goodness sake!

squoosh Sat 06-Jul-13 01:55:19

I used to really hate Daddy Long Legs' till I realised they were stupid, bouncy things that were a bit clueless once you switched the light off.

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 01:55:56

Can I be of any help Imnot?

'I could take a horse out of the garden, but I couldn't cope with daddy long legs'?

That's alcoholic fat fingers that is grin

Love it.

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 01:58:58

You're right squoosh, they haven't got the evil intent spiders have, plotting away at how best to fuck you up to revenge their dead relations.

Dlls just remind me of picking special mushies in october before the first frosts, they're everywhere on the grass then.

ImNotBloody14 Sat 06-Jul-13 02:08:05

Age t is right

ImNotBloody14 Sat 06-Jul-13 02:08:36

Im a bit vodkad

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 02:11:35

Well, you've done really well getting on and posting at all Imnot then smile

You're probably about three stages on from me <necks another>

ImNotBloody14 Sat 06-Jul-13 02:15:27


bigmumma73 Sat 06-Jul-13 08:08:17

Hope u all finally got to sleep! Cluffy I imagine getting back to sleep after horse incident took a liitle longer than op hubbie did! Had several foxes in house, gotta love living in town! Enjoy the sunshine all!

DLL are evil fuckers. I have a genuine phobia, as well as fish. OMG even reading this I am beyond cringing and looking around in case one jumps out and tries to eat me.

I swore DD wouldn't be the same as I find want her growing up being frightened by insects. Encouraged her as a toddler and kept a lid on my fear if a DLL approached.

Yeah, she's now petrified of everything. Gah.

My mum is like you MrTumble. She doesn't experience it so it doesn't exist. Only it does and regardless of whether it is scientifically "real" or not, it isn't pleasant and I would do anything to not be frightened of a bloody fly sad

Spiders are great, I name them and have been known to say hello to them blush

Don't get me started on fish <shudders>

cozietoesie Sat 06-Jul-13 09:11:23

Well fish don't generally wander uninvited into your house TooTaboo.


AgentZigzag Sat 06-Jul-13 09:48:04

That depends on where you live cozie.

cozietoesie Sat 06-Jul-13 10:10:00

Marauding Mackerel ?

I take the point.


quesadilla Sat 06-Jul-13 10:37:52

YANBU. I am a major league arachnophobe and I wouldn't need to wake DH to remove one: I would scream the house down, in fact I have been known to ask him to check rooms before I go in if its spider season.

perplexedpirate Sat 06-Jul-13 13:00:12

I can cope with any insect, Mosquitos, spiders (yes I know they're not insects hmm) even the big ass roaches where I used to live, but faced with a daddy long legs I come over all vommy.
They are just shit. They are spectacularly badly designed, look stupid flying, and would be venomous but for the fact that their ridiculous fangs are too weak to bite.
Daddy long legs are stupid. Stupid!

Solari Sat 06-Jul-13 13:14:31

<shudder> DH is the designated daddy long legs catcher here. But I can't bear to watch him do it, as he actually walks up to it and plucks it out of the air/off the wall with his hand!

How? How can someone do that? <shudders some more>

Solari Sat 06-Jul-13 13:16:35

perplexedpirate , did you see this comedy bit too? Your post reminded me of it. grin

cozietoesie Sat 06-Jul-13 13:41:14

Get a cat, Solari. (If you don't mind the sound of crunching.) They have a special fondness for DDL.

bluebell8782 Sat 06-Jul-13 13:44:36

Yanbu for getting DH to do it but Yabu to call them Daddy Long Legs..Dll's are spiders and don't fly. The flying things are crane flies I think.

Solari Sat 06-Jul-13 13:55:35

Arrrgh cozietoesie! Although, I did live with someone who had a cat once. They did eat all the spiders, but had a bad habit of regurgitating them onto the carpet in pieces, to be stepped on in a squishy mess in the dark of night. envy

I would actually have a heart attack if a fish.wandered into my house.

I can't walk through the fish market in town, I get shaky at the thought!

Not normal me! grin

cozietoesie Sat 06-Jul-13 20:09:33

I think it better not to ask how this fish phobia arose.

Not a clue. My psyche is a strange and multi layered bottle of weird, obviously!

MadeOfStarDust Sat 06-Jul-13 20:24:18

I can tell you how my fear of spiders started.....

MIL comes rushing into our bedroom to get hubby to kill one in the spare room when she was staying there..... we were <ahem> "busy" at the time - I was MORTIFIED!!

Her response - without even flinching was "Oh, when you are done son, can you get rid of this spider in my room?"

Oh my!

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