The spider count is now three. Three spiders in my house. I can’t sleep knowing they’re about.
It started with the bathtub spider. He’s dead, but he probably had friends.
There was the spider on the stairs. He got away when I flicked on the lights.
Then there was the spider on the hallway wall. This one was brave, he stared me down. He’s the reason I didn’t do laundry last week.
I think we need to go away for a week and hire an exterminator to come in and purge the house. My husband seems to think I am over reacting and exaggerating the potential risks associated of a ‘few’ common house spiders. I think I am painting an accurate picture of our current household situation, but he thinks I am taking poetic license with my risk assessment.
So I thought I would compromise. I suggested we get a panic button in the bathroom so the next time an eight legged assassin emerges from my bathwater I can sound the alarm. Then my husband, who thinks I am exaggerating the risks, can run upstairs and rid me of the beastly thing.
My husband agreed, with one caveat. That I don’t use the alarm when I just want a cup of tea while I bathe.
Well, I can’t honestly promise that so I guess I just have learn to live with the arachnid invasion.