Spider Sex

That got your attention, didn’t it? Yeah, it got mine too.

I’ve recently started the boys on StoryNory, a website that offers free audio stories for kids. Some stories are originals, some are classics. Both boys enjoy books and storytelling, so having yet another outlet for literature is worthwhile. Plus, with Jeremy’s hearing and Auditory Processing issues, he benefits from the combination of audible storytelling plus seeing the words in print (or in this case, on the computer screen).

But he doesn’t always hear everything perfectly. This morning he was listening to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. About halfway through the 14-minute story, he pulls off his headphones and asks, “Mom, what’s spider sex?”

OHMYGOSHWHATDIDYOUSAY?

“Huh,” I replied instead.

Spider sex,” he repeats. “They said spider sex. What is that?”

“Okay, you don’t have to say it again,” I say, scrambling to his computer screen. “Where did you see this?”

“I don’t know. I lost my place,” he says.

I scour the screen furiously looking for the words… Nothing, nothing, nothing.

“Are you sure that’s what you heard?” I ask.

“I don’t know, I think so,” he says.

Then I see it. Spider’s eggs, it says. I run it together quickly in my mind and determine that, yes, this must have been what he heard incorrectly.

“Spider’s EGGS, Jeremy,” I say with relief. “Spider’s eggs.”

It is only by the good grace of God that Jackson didn’t join in. If you remember, we’ve already had to talk to Jeremy about this. SO FUN.

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