Friday, November 19, 2010


One day last week when I jumped in the shower, I turned around and there was a decent size Huntsman spider sharing the shower with me. *Shudder* I HATE spiders!

Needless to say it was the shortest shower ever, I jumped out and grabbed the nearest can of insect spray and doused that sucker as much as I could. I had to leave it there too, I was too squeamish to collect the body! Poor hubby had to clean it up when he got home!

All day I kept expecting more spiders to leap out at me... before I sat down to work I checked under the desk, every time I walked into another room I scanned the ceilings etc. But the worst was when I went to bed. Hubby went to bed about an hour before me so he was well asleep by the time I crept in.

Now I have always hated spiders. I can handle the little ones no problems, but anything bigger than about a 50c piece is enough to send me running. I'm so arachnophobic that I cant even look at them on TV, or in a book. If its on TV, I have to turn away, and ask hubby to tell me when its gone. Have you noticed in the toy catalogues lately there seems to be some kind of toy tarantula for boys? Yep, I flick past that page real quick cos I cant even look at it.

So when I went to bed that night I was pretty creeped out. I kept imagining spiders on the doona that any moment were just about to run across my face - eeek! So when hubby (who I thought was sound asleep) suddenly LEAPT out of bed, ran across the room, turned on the light and turned around looking back at the bed, terrified, well I sprang out of bed too and joined him - heart pounding!

"Whats wrong, what is it??" I asked him.

He didn't answer, just kept looking at the bed, then at me, then around the side of the bed, then back at me, with this wild look in his eyes...

Then he said "Oh, must have been a dream" and switched the light off and went back to bed!

I quizzed him further. Apparently a huge, hairy spider X scorpion had just crawled over him, and had run on top of me. He said "I hope it was a dream, cos that sucker was a FOOT long!"

He was asleep within minutes. Needless to say, I was awake for hours after that.

(I think he's been watching too many episodes of Man vs Wild! He's had dreams like this before, but he's never actually leaped out of bed before LOL)


Kristy said...

That's hilarious Hilary, although perhaps not for you...

Kristy said...

Oh by the way I can't stand spiders either... I know it's not there fault, but can't get over that creepy crawling feeling. One more thing I actually had a simialar experience last week where I dreamt that a huntmen was in bed with me, jumped out very quickly and turned on the light. Another night lots of spiders everywhere and same thing jumped out of bed and turned on the light. Each time the cats and dogs were calmly sleeping, then looking strangely at me lol... I figured if the cats hadn't seen anything then I would be fine, as they love playing with spiders!

Nicole said...

OMG so funny!! I must have missed this post last week but I'm sitting here having a good old giggle (not at you though!). I used to go out with a guy who in the middle of the night would bolt sit upright in bed and yell out 'who's there??' in the pitch black of the night - so I know exactly what that heart pounding feeling is like!!

amanda peters said...

LOL sorry hils but I agree! Very funny :) You poor thing I bet hubby didn't even realize the effect this had on you!