Monday, April 5, 2010

Uninvited Bathtime Guest

I decided to take a bath tonight. It sounded like a good idea since my husband was rocking the little bit to sleep and I really wanted to relax and read a bit. I went in, checked the tub for creepy crawlies (a daddy long-legs found his way in a few weeks ago) and started the water. Once the tub was almost full I got in. Apparently I didn't check around the tub well enough...I went to grab the bath pillow and a scorpion (yes, a SCORPION!!!!) dropped down in the tub!!!

NEVER have I jumped out of a tub so fast! The jets were on so I quickly turned them off, put on my robe and grabbed the container we use to rinse David's hair during his baths. Once the water stopped swirling I was able to scoop the scorpion up. I watched him squirm around in the container for a few seconds to make sure he couldn't get out, then took it into the family room where Josh was rocking David to tell/show Josh what happened. He said he was surprised I didn't scream. I'm pretty sure the only reason I didn't scream was because I knew he and David were just on the other side of the wall and I didn't want to wake David if he had fallen asleep.

Once I had told Josh and shown him the dead/dying creepy crawly I went back into the bathroom and took pictures of the thing. I'm weird like that.

Josh came in to get a better look after he put David in his crib then flushed the scorpion down the toilet.

I took a shower.


Anna said...

OMG. I would have FREAKED!!!! Wow. Yeah, I don't think I'd be taking a bath anytime soon.