Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hello Charlotte, goodbye Charlotte

We had a small spider which had taken up residence in our bathroom.

I'm a softie when it comes to spiders and didn't want to put this little lady outside at the time, since the weather was bitterly cold. So I left her there.

A couple days later, I noticed Older Daughter had affixed a sign underneath the spider's modest web:

So now the spider had a name: Charlotte.

A day or two after that, Older Daughter started laughing and called me into the bathroom. Charlotte had a new sign above her web:

Don created it.

My family never ceases to make me smile.

A couple days later, Older Daughter emerged from the bathroom and reported, "Charlotte is making a run for it."

Sure enough, the little gal was on a different part of the wall. Since the weather had turned sunny and warmer, I scooped her up and put her outside. Goodbye Charlotte.

Just a little snippet from the Lewis household.


  1. I get rid of spiders because of their webs. However, I DO tolerate cave crickets and put millers outside.

  2. I try to move all the insects along out of the house. Except waterbugs and roaches. Them, I kill.

  3. That was fun to read, Patrice!! I appreciate the kindness you showed to the little being, but your kids were amazing. It must be fun to have your kids around. Keep feeding us with interesting Lewis household matters!!

  4. This is such a cute post! How nice of you to chronicle Charlotte's visit to your bathroom. I appreciate the fact that you didn't try to her hurt. Unlike my uncle thrashes every little spider and cockroach he sets his eyes on. Poor creatures!