Monday, April 18, 2005


This weekend while the boys and I were playing on the swing set in the backyard, Xander called to me excitedly: "Daddy, a spiderweb!" It was very small and faint on the side of the jungle gym. I explained to Xander that webs were how spiders caught bugs to eat. Just then, as if on cue, a bug landed in the web!

I started narrating a science documentary, then: The spider will come out now and bite the bug to make it stop moving. Then it will wrap up the bug in webbing and make a little backpack out of it and carry it away to eat.

Every description prompted the appropriate response from the spider. Xander was very interested. He was so excited about it, he talked about it as he drifted off to sleep that night. It was a pretty cool event even for me!


At 10:34 AM, April 26, 2005, Blogger Juice said...

so cute.

no new posts?

O well. Congratulations to the Messerschmidt family on their newest addition!


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