Said the spider to the fly...
(Please note that I was going to put a picture of a Black Widow up with this post. I googled it, found several that were appropriate, but just couldn't overcome my ingrained ICK response enough to have a spider pic on this blog.)
Conversation I recently overheard:
Starshine: Hey! Did you know that spiders eat their babies?
Daredevil: What?? Gross.
Scientist: Only the Black Widow eats her kids.
Daredevil: What kind of mother does that?
Starshine: A hungry one. When spiders are starving, they eat their babies.
Daredevil: That's just wrong.
Scientist: Maybe they don't eat all of them. Just one or two to fill them up.
Starshine: Hey. You don't think Mom would ever do something like that to us, do you?
Small silence ensues.
Daredevil: Probably not.
Scientist: I don't think so...
Another small silence ensues.
Scientist: Wait! No, no she wouldn't. Know why?
Daredevil: Because she keeps the pantry full of food in case she gets hungry so she isn't tempted to eat her children?
Scientist: Well, yes, there is that. But I meant that she doesn't let us eat sugar and bad stuff so she obviously isn't fattening us up for a good dinner.
Starshine: Well, if she ever changes her mind, we should split up and run for it. We're faster than she is.
Guess this nixes my plan to dress up as a spider and creep up behind them ... I really can't afford the therapy bills.