Tuesday, September 10, 2013

a real life conversation...

 ...about mama spiders.

the scene: whilst sitting around the dinner table, finishing up a lovely meal of something or other, out of the blue harrison starts up a dialogue.

harrison: mommy, guess what, did you know baby spiders eat their mom?

me: what? really? where did you learn about that?

harrison: we watched a video at school today.

me: tell me more.

harrison: the baby spiders hatch from eggs and they haven't eaten in a long time so they really need to eat to get strong so the mommy spider gives up her life for them.

me: that is a perfect picture of motherhood.

(jeremy spits out his water and laughs.)

(harrison and graham stare at us, completely unaware of the hilarity.)