Scared? Try a camera.

My security blanket is my camera. I found this little lady on my door jam this morning, but was afraid to try to step on her in my barely-there sandals, so I just instructed the kids to keep their distance and I’d deal with her after I’d taken them to school. But even with shoes on I was too scared to do it. I’ve been bit by a black widow spider before and it was anything but a good time. So I sprayed her with windex (of all things) and hoped for the best. When we all got home from school again, there she was waiting for us.

And yet I was still afraid. So what do I do but whip out my little camera and start taking pictures?

Black Widow Spider - contrary to popular belief, her red spot is on her belly, not her back.
Black Widow Spider - contrary to popular belief, her red spot is on her belly, not her back. But if I'm too afraid to squish her, what am I doing taking photos? This was done with an Elph no less, 3x zoom

Then a cubscout showed up at our doorstep and squished her without a word. What is wrong with me? :-p