Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The birds and the bees...and the spiders.


When our spider first set up residence a few months back,
I talked to the kids about spiders and webs
and wildlife in our suburban garden.

Little Boozle 2011

When she started getting fatter and then one night laid an egg sac,
we talked about spiderlings, predators and Charlotte's Web.

(footnote- thank goodness she didn't do a "Charlotte" and curl up her toes
after making her sac! My 6 year old still holds me accountable for reading that book
to them)

Little Boozle 2011

When she promptly started swelling again,
we talked about natural selection and mortality in baby spiders
and whether girl spiders really eat boy spiders after making babies.

Little Boozle 2011

Now she has laid her second egg sac and has promptly started swelling up again.
This week we will be talking about wanton promiscuity, the need for better education about birth control
and whether a one-spiderling policy is called for.

Next week we will watch an earthworm...or a slug.
That's got to be safe......right?

6 comments:

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

LOL, too funny! Brazen little spider!

becci said...

ROFL Just as well you don't have rabbits in the backyard.

zofia said...

hehehe.
At least this is all happening outside, is all I can say.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

..wonton promiscuity ... Gulp.... better education....what's birth control? Are you talking about me again??? rofl

Tania said...

Sheesh! Floozy.

Maxabella said...

Hysterical! Man, that spider is shopping it all over the place!

Good on you for paying attention, Tas. x

PS - 'Hi!' x