Giant spiders in the night

Before Children (BC), I used to be the soundest sleeper. I lived with 7 other girls in a house during my first year of college. One night, there was a peeping tom at one of the basement windows. Everyone freaked out! They called the cops, the cops came with sirens blaring, it was quite the event. Or so I’m told. I slept through the whole damn thing!

Now I wake up when the furnace kicks on. I wake up if our window is open and a child cries in the neighbourhood. I wake up if my son, who sleeps in the basement bedroom, rolls over and bumps into the wall. 

Last night, something woke me up. I have no idea what it was. It could have been anything, it could have been someone down the road, coughing. It doesn’t really matter why I woke up, though.

I rolled over and looked at the clock. I noticed something moving on the wall, just past the clock. It was a spider the size of my fist. I froze. I really hate spiders. I watched it crawl up the wall along side the curtain. It stopped for a moment, next to the big knobby thing at the end of our curtain rod. I was torn. Should I turn on the light to kill the beast? What if I turned on the light and the giant spider jumped at me? There was no way I was going to get back to sleep with the mother of all spiders creeping around my room.

I slowly reached over, grabbed my glasses, and slid them onto my face.


The spider disappeared completely.

Have I ever mentioned that I’m pretty much blind without my glasses?


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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7 Responses to Giant spiders in the night

  1. hahahaha! That would have freaked me out, even once the glasses were on I’d have to actually get up and search!

  2. vickidean123 says:

    Uggggh! How terrible for you. I think it is so much worse when you don’t know where they went than if you have to go through the trauma of killing the sucker.

  3. Christal says:

    I miss sleeping soundly. I’ve had 6 1/2 years of nowhere near enough sleep. Every little bit of movement wakes me up. I don’t see it improving at all.

    I still remember that night vividly. We were talking to the cop right outside your bedroom door and you still slept through it all!

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