Friday, July 13, 2007

Mr Spider!

Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
Now Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again!

This morning we were woken up about 6.20am by Callum saying "Quick Quick! There's a spider! It's on the window! You've got to come and see!" After ascertaining that said (smart) spider was on the outside of the window I got out of bed to see it. For those that know our flat you'll remember that we have huge bay windows. Well Mr Spider (that is what Callum has named him, as he's also in a Mr Men/Little Miss stage) has spun his web across one of the side panels and if you catch the light at just the right angle you can see all the intricacies of his web. Fascinating stuff. Also because we're not having much of a summer and it's a bit windy every so often a little gust of wind will come along and blow him about and he stretches as big as he can and all in preparation in case he needs to mend his web.

I wonder how long Mr Spider will be living on our window? I doubt it will be as long as we had Peter Parker living on our fire-escape. He was a cool spider that we had living with us for a couple months when Callum was born. As Daz was still a smoker at the time he'd go outside and sit on the fire-escape, beer in one hand, cigarette in the other and a newspaper on his lap and have a smoke. Peter Parker would ocassionally spin down on a line and have a look at Daz and then slowly make his way up. Also PP would like to try and make me jump when late at night I would be bringing in the washing and quickly spin down just inches about my shoulder. Sadly though one day we woke up after a heavy downpour and PP was longer there. You'd never guess from this post that I have a fear of spiders but the thing is if they are outside my home I don't mind them. They just have to learn to be smart and not enter my home and if they do we'll be fine with each other.

Hopefully Mr Spider will stay smart and for the moment he's keeping Callum entertained.


Daz said...

Spiders are cool! Even Sarah thinks so, as long as they are the opposite side of the window that is!

littlemonstercallum said...

That's right! Stay outside and you stay alive! :D