"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
— L.M. Montgomery

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Clara is our animal love, anything from bugs to bears. She loves it.
This morning there was this big, awful looking, ugly spider on the wall. This is what happened:

Clara: "Mama! A spider!" said pointing to the ugly thing on the wall.

Mama: "Oh, lets have Daddy squish it for us!", resisting the urge to leave the room until the beast is dead.

Clara: "NO! Its beautiful!"

Mama: Put hand up to her head, sighs and shakes said head. What to do with a girl who loves ALL of God creation, even with it belongs outside.

Clara: " Its just saying "HI!"

Mama: " How about we put it outside, where it belongs" still thinking it needs to be squished.

Clara and Flora: " Yeah!"

Aaron was laughing the whole time. Guess he thinks spiders are funny, or maybe it was what was said.....haha
I am still shaking my head, and getting over the hives the yucky thing gave me. But I have two happy girls, one life saved in the spider world and maybe one less fly. Here's to hopin'


  1. Here's how spider conversations go in our home.

    Denny: Ah! A spider!! Annie, get it!!
    Annie: Lemme at 'im!!
    squish! hahaha!

  2. Oh Annie, thats too funny! :) I can squish them when Aaron is gone, but if he is home, I wont do it! I HATE spiders. We think I was bit by one when I was younger.....that did me in! But what was I to do with that girl! I couldnt smash it with her saying it was beautiful! *sigh* I am sure the yucky thing with just move right back in. haha


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