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To have killed a spider with DD1's First Numbers book?

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LauLauLemon Wed 29-Jun-11 23:13:16

Creepy little fuckers.

harecare Wed 29-Jun-11 23:14:15

Yes. Very bad luck.

BoojaBooja Wed 29-Jun-11 23:14:56

YABU. Why couldn't you have just put him out of the window?

DogsBestFriend Wed 29-Jun-11 23:17:42

YABU. He can't hurt you (unless you're in Oz or whatever!).

I'll come and pick up your spiders if you promise to have any blood tests I might ever need. Deal? grin

LauLauLemon Wed 29-Jun-11 23:18:27

I'm scared to death of them. I was shaking and almost in tears just walking up close enough to throw a book on top of it. I can't even go close enough with a pint glass to put one over the top of it. I seriously have a problem with them.

DH is the spider catcher and is always the one to pick them up and put them outside because he doesn't believe in killing them. He would think IABU and a little bit mean but he's in bed.

Salmotrutta Wed 29-Jun-11 23:19:05

YANBU - I would have killed one of the little bastards freaks with anything to hand. They follow you and everything................. then run away to hide so that they can jump out at you when you think you are safe shock

....... I'm a bad person blush but I hate 'em!

Nanny0gg Wed 29-Jun-11 23:21:17

Get yourself one of these : Spidercatcher and you'll be fine.

You really shouldn't kill them.

bubbleymummy Wed 29-Jun-11 23:21:36

I don't understand how people can squish them actually. SIL grabs them in a big lump of tissue and squeezes <boak>. I'm much more squeamish about that sort of thing. I prefer to catch them and get DH to put them out the window.

BullieMama Wed 29-Jun-11 23:22:29

I used Where the Wild Things Are to despatch a wierd looking creamy red spider last week - even Max couldn't kill it because it was still thrashing around when I peeped underneath so I had to squish it again shock

bubbleymummy Wed 29-Jun-11 23:22:43

Just out of curiosity - was it the choice of book in particular that bothered you? Was there another that you feel may have been more suitable? Charlotte's web perhaps? smile

LauLauLemon Wed 29-Jun-11 23:23:20

I've had some bad experiences where I've mustered up the courage to go and find something to catch it with and it's ran away. Days later I've found it perving on me showering with me or trying to mate with me to make creepy spider babies in my bed.


LauLauLemon Wed 29-Jun-11 23:24:50

I have a novel named Spider but it was a paperback and I lack the strength to put behind it.

DD's First Numbers is a big A4 hardback.

Another confession: I put my foot on top of the book and moved it around until I saw the legs come off before I could stop shaking and sit down.

I'm a bad person sad.

CocoPopsAddict Wed 29-Jun-11 23:25:36

YABU. If I was you, I would have got my DH out of bed to put it out of the window. Seriously, I don't know how he puts up with me. Bloody hate spiders so if that really wasn't an option then YANBU.

Salmotrutta Wed 29-Jun-11 23:32:47

<links arms with LauLauLemon and starts a Bad Person Club>

LauLauLemon Wed 29-Jun-11 23:36:26

I wish it was but he's gone to bed with a really bad headache and waking him up would have caused more aggro than it was worth.

I keep staring at the book like it's going to sprout spidery legs and toddle off. Also keep checking all walls and corners in case his friends are lurking waiting to attack me when I go for a fag.

startail Wed 29-Jun-11 23:43:48

If it was a proper spider you are a bad person. if it was one of those spindly things that's all legs then so am I.
I'll happily pick up real spider shaped spiders, but I kill the harvestman, daddy long leg type things because they keep leaving their stupid webs all over my house!

allosaurusrex Wed 29-Jun-11 23:58:41

YABU. But you know that already. Put them outside. No need to touch, just catch with a jar/glass and card.

worraliberty Thu 30-Jun-11 00:01:31

I hate killing anything but I bashed the fuck out of a huge, hairy moth tonight...bastard kept dive bombing my head sad

I used the nearest thing to hand which was a bath towel...then noticed 'silvery looking' substance on DH's back blush

TheLadyHare Thu 30-Jun-11 00:04:50

Have you read "Aaaarrgghh Spider"?

Helped me no end. I am now only a leetle bit petrified of the eight legged ones now.


HelloKlitty Thu 30-Jun-11 00:07:33

YABU. That spider could have just popped out to the spider CoOP for a pint of milk and a bag of mixed flies....her little family is still sitting on the web waiting for her to come back.


tinkertitonk Thu 30-Jun-11 00:09:21

The Greek myth (the story of Arachne) about the creation of spiders is, as I remember it, rather beautiful. Read it and maybe you'll feel, if not less scared, then maybe less hostile towards them.

LauLauLemon Thu 30-Jun-11 00:10:28


LauLauLemon Thu 30-Jun-11 00:10:52

I'm not as cultured but I did feel a bit better towards them in Harry Potter grin.

worraliberty Thu 30-Jun-11 00:13:30

If they're sitting on the web..the chances are they'll have logged in and found out their Mummy is dead sad

Along with Uncle Moth blush

HelloKlitty Thu 30-Jun-11 00:21:50

Uncle Moth! grin sad grin

I told you because my lovely pacifist Dad told it to me when I swatted a fly when I was a kid....I have'n't killed a ceature since.

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