On the last night of our holiday I cried myself to sleep.
Not because I was so sad to be leaving – although that was true. It was because one of my fears became too much of a reality.
You see, we were having so much fun that we extended our holiday by one night. But this meant that we all had to share one of the cottages. Practically this meant that we had the room at the back, off another room that wasn’t lit by the light that we were leaving on in the kitchen. Knox in his cot, the girls sleeping top to toe on a single mattress on the floor and then Seth and I on a double bed sized futon propped up on the floor.
Being able to spend the extra night there was totally worth it, even for the slightly cramped sleeping space.
Anyway, back to the story.
We’d put the kids to sleep and been sitting outside chatting around the fire, but it was time for bed. We couldn’t put the light on because we didn’t want to wake the kids, but we were using Seths phone as a torch. Dressed for bed and about to get into bed I heard a noise in the light…
“Oh my word! What was that?!” (For the sake of clarity I’ll put myself in italics because this might convey the hysteria )
“It’s probably nothing man.”
“Just check it, please check it, go check it!!!”
“It’s just a little spider”
*insides fall to my feet but heart rises to my throat*
“As long as it’s there it won’t do anything to you”
*switch off light*
*hear very obvious movement on the lampshade*
*freaks the heck out*
“Seth put on the LIGHT!!!”
“Ag man, it’s nothing”
“If that was a gecko you’d put on the light!”
“If that was a gecko I’d already be sleeping in the car”
“Just do it”
*massive spider of death is now sitting on the outside of the lightshade*
“Get it! Get it! Get it!”
*only slightly hysterical*
*Seth tries to get it when it proceeds to jump onto the FLOOR and then RUN under MY BED*
Yes let’s recap that. It is now under my bed. That I’m supposed to sleep in for the night.
I wrapped myself in the blanket so that there were absolutely NO holes at all – no little spot for it to sneak in, but I spent the next hour crying like a baby while everyone else around me slept peacefully. Absolutely rational and logical right?
Yeah, I know. Seth deserves a medal. I’m totally the easiest person to love and live with.
On a lighter less crazy note, here’s the rest of the pictures of our amazing holiday!