Teaching Moments

I was in the bathroom when I spied a black spider crawling my way.  I just watched it for a minute.  It kept coming.  Then it hit me that I needed to move or it was going to be on me.  I grabbed a paper and started furiously shaking it at the spider.  It jumped about six inches off the ground and then landed upside down on the ground unmoving.  I shook the paper some more, but the spider didn’t move.  It was playing dead!  I couldn’t believe it.

I went out into the living room to get the kids.  What a great teaching moment!  “Kids!  There’s a spider in the bathroom that just played dead!”  I was quite excited.

“Yeah we know that,” my daughter was unmoved.

“I didn’t know that.  How you did you know that?” I demanded.

“We learned it in school.”


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