The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014


So, I'm chatting with a friend on facebook when my kiddinkidinks start buzzing about a spider.

"There's a spider!"
"It's not moving."
"Maybe it's dead."
"No, it's NOT!"

Then, of course, Punk scampers off to find his spider book, so as to identify the specific enemy we're dealing with here.
"Is it that one? No. Does this one match? No. Does THIS one match? No. Mommy? What kind of spider do YOU think it is?"
Now, I used to be very brave about such things as spiders. But, now that I have a knight-in-shining-armor to deal with the unpleasantries of life (like dishes, garbage, and of course critters of all unappealing ilks), I've gone soft. I have no bravery left in me. And my stomach is the weakest of all.
But, I got up to see what I could do. And found this.
It's HUGE, but just in case that photo didn't have enough detail for you, I took this one too.
Uuuugh! As in uggggly! So, I went to get the broom. I chased it and swatted at it and screamed at it. Meanwhile, Pea giggled and giggled and giggled! I slightly disabled it, but, like all bad guys, it was darn hard to kill. Despite the white goo bursting from it's belly, it kept struggling for life. I had to do something. I had to bring in the big guns. So, I lifted the nearest, semi-heavy weapon, and brought it to bear upon the struggling, oozing arachnid.

And, now, my job is done. I did the hard part. Now Aaron will have to clean it up.


Heart4Adoption said...

too funny!!!! I tried to find you on facebook but there are a lot of people with your name!

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued