Posted on October 26, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I, What she said | Tags: family, Halloween, kids and spiders, my dad had his ways, parenting, passing down the tradition, Pillow, Spider, trying to get over fears |
Leave it to grandpa to bring out the best Halloween memory.
When I was little I was scared of spiders. I still don’t really like the 8-legged creatures, but I have learned to kill them.
Well my dad had the cure. He got the biggest ugliest nastiest black plastic spider he could find and put it on my pillow. I had to sleep with it on my pillow at night till I was no longer afraid.
I don’t really recall those nights and if it took me awhile to go to sleep or not…but I did survive.
Well a box came this week for MB. It was from Grandpa. The box was pretty big, we had no idea what was inside.
MB opened the box and pulled out lots of shredded paper and…you guessed it…A BIG BLACK PLASTIC SPIDER.
Gotta love him. He saw it and said I have to send this to MB. It had a little note saying to put this on mommy’s pillow.
Now every night when I go to bed I find that MB has snuck into my room and put it on my pillow.
This morning when I said how did that spider get on my pillow it freaked me out last night.
MB proudly said I put it there. When asked why– she matter-of-factly told me that cause Grandpa told me too.
Gotta love it!
Are you ready for Halloween???