A while back, there was a small spider living in my shower. I’m not a fan of spiders but this one kept its distance so I left it alone. At least until one day when it decided it wanted to move above my shower head. I kind of panicked when it started to web down at me, and so… I ended up washing it down the drain just like the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. I wrote a whole story about it on Facebook. To be honest, I felt bad. We were friends. In a way, at least. Thinking about it now, it was probably just as panicked and scared as I was.
After I washed it away, I kind of hoped maybe it would survive going down my drain and I’d see it again someday. Well… several days ago a new spider showed up. I don’t think it’s the same one. This one is a little bigger. And this one decided to take up residence in the same spot where the last one got washed away.
At first I panicked like before. I felt the strong urge to wash him down the drain. But remembering my regret, I allowed him to live. Now every day when I take my shower, I have a little friend there with me. He seems to be smarter than the other one because he usually stays in his spot and doesn’t attempt to move while I’m in there. Except for today, when I noticed it looked like he was washing himself. He was moving his legs together, as one would wash their hands. It was actually kind of cute, for a spider. I guess we can both benefit from the shower together!
Anyways, I don’t know how long he’ll stick around but I plan on letting this one stay as long as he likes. It’s kinda silly for me to be scared of such a small spider. I’m glad I get a second chance to make up for my past spider friendship that ended so badly.