After a little effort, Dad managed to catch them both in a plastic food container. Of course, he couldn’t just smash them on the spot, he had to save them for Mom and Emma to see. It got the appropriate reaction!! Mom posted the above picture right away, to share with the rest of the world. The kids even found a cricket and threw it in the container to see if the spiders would eat it (no, they all left each other alone). Alyssa is all girl and will scream as loud as any about a spider, but she was fascinated by them, and kept wanting to get down and look closely, even if everyone was freaking out that they might jump out on her.
All of the girls can sleep without nightmares though…we left them out on a table on the back patio, forgetting that as the day progressed the sun’s shadow shifts from back to front. Apparently most bugs don’t last too long in 90 degree heat in full sunlight Anyone hungry for sun-roasted spider and cricket?