Dear goodness, if you told me three years ago that part of motherhood would include a pet spider I would have laughed my socks off. But that's what we have. We lovingly refer to her as Lolita. Landon has become obsessed with "Wo-weeda" and every day we go outside to make sure she's still alive and well. It's all very Charlotte's Web of us.
I did a little more research and it turns out Lolita is an Orb Spider, because she spins her web in a circle. She has already laid an egg sac, which will hatch in the spring. And apparently she will die after the first real frost. So it looks like Lolita's days are numbered....just like Charlotte.
And there's my random post for the day. I felt the need to document our first strange pet though, especially since Landon has taken such an interest in his spider. This is what my life has come to, y'all. Taking care of a pet spider.