EN, my not-quite-5-year old grandson, dramatically tells Mommy that a spider is on the bedroom floor.
Mommy questions about the exact whereabouts of said spider and heads up the stairs with determination.
EN plops onto the couch, gives Mommy a huge thumbs up, then wipes his brow with his hand and sighs a relieved, “Whew.”
Me to EN: “Why did you say, ‘Whew’?”
EN, with tragic expression: “Spiders want people’s blood.”
So what is the source of this four-year-old’s knowledge of arachnids?
Oh my! It is Wilbur! The pig from Charlotte’s Web! After all, according to Wilbur, Charlotte sucks the blood of a fly caught in her web. So. . . , according to EN, spiders must “want people’s blood” too!
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So funny what kids learn and pick up. I loved Charlotte’s web. 😉
I agree with E!
I’d rather have
someone else deal with the spiders!!!!
Me too 🙂 !
I love the kid perspective of reality. Move over, vampires. The Spiders have your number…! 🙂
This is so cute! Have you ever read him the book I’m Trying to Love Spiders? I think it might be a hit!
Thanks for the suggestion; I’ve put it on my list.
I could listen to stories like this all day. It’s fun to watch kids, listen to their understandings of the world, and wonder why we make life so difficult (and serious) as adults. You are blessed to share in those moments with your grandson, as he is blessed to have you in his life.
I think I am blessed, and it’s nice to have you think so too. Thank you for taking time to comment. May your day be blessed.
I understand E’s emotions. I was terrified about spiders not because they would suck my blood, but that they would bite me.
Isn’t it crazy how those unfounded fears can still make us jump or shriek or act strangely … I suppose I will always dance around and smack myself when I walk into a spiderweb
I love that the learning is coming from that wonderful read! I have a 17 year old daughter that screams like a baby when a spider is near. This was a fun way to start my morning – with a little chuckle from E.
So glad you got a morning chuckle. Thank you for sharing.
🙂 I love this Grandma life little peek of spider hunting and big worries
I like “big worries,” perhaps a series called “Little E’s Big Worries”
Aww….I hope he revisits Charlotte’s Web and sees the other lessons she has as well! That’s pretty funny!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed. E- certainly gives us lots of laughs.