I think I’ve been had…

My dad gave me this beautiful hanging plant that my stepmom used as a decoration at our wedding (I don’t know what it is, but it’s pretty white flowers in a basket). I hung it off of my porch, which lets it hang over the small walkway to our front door — you can’t really avoid walking underneath it to get in and out of the house.

ANYWAY… a few weeks ago Adam comes in and says, to no one in particular, “You know, I like that plant out there, but the downside is that it really attracts the spiders.”

I didn’t think I was listening… until this afternoon when I was walking in from my car… and I realized that for the LAST FEW WEEKS, everysingletime I leave or return to my house, I duck/sway/cringe/make whimpering noises/leap out of the way and/or cuss to avoid the damn “spider-pot”!!!

And for the record… I have not seen ONE SINGLE SPIDER.

So… was he messing with me? Because it totally worked. And my neighbors probably think I have Tourette’s, dancing around out there in my lovely work clothes every day.

I’ll get you, my pretty… I’ll get you.

One thought on “I think I’ve been had…”

  1. I think that is totally true. I have my tomato plants on my porch this year (and peppers too). I have noticed an increase in our spider population too. I don’t know if it’s just that they have increased or if it’s because of the lure of my plants!! But I assure you, I will never put plants on my porch by my door again! I also read that the creepy stink bugs like plants and that you should not put them close to your house if you do not want them around. I’m mowing down all my lilacs and EVERY plant within 50 yards of my house!! LOL! hmmm..maybe I should concrete my yard too!

Comments are closed.