Charlotte’s Web

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Today I went out on the balcony to lie down, when I saw many spiderlings that were exploding in all directions with their little spider parachutes. It was AMAZING!!! They were so tiny, only about 2 mm long. The first thought that popped into my head was: I wonder if they taste good? But I decided to just observe them, from underneath! So I lay down right under them. Some of them landed on me and started to crawl into my fur. It tickled!

We didn’t get a video of them flying, but here is what we got after some of them decided to settle down and stay on our balcony:

The title of this post came to us because Zoe had just watched the movie Charlotte’s Web a couple of days ago. Zoe cried her eyes out! (And so did her mom.)

FUN FACT:

Young spiders can move away from the place where they hatched by sending out a strand of their silk and riding it on the wind. Sometimes they “fly” for hundreds of miles.

VIDEO PICK:

Wow, what an airhead! Just like you, Lola! Oh, sorry, did you say something, Sasha?

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4 thoughts on “Charlotte’s Web

  1. Ach Charlotte’s web. The kids always bring up the fact that when I read it aloud to them it took me forever to read the last part because I was trying so hard not to cry. They do a great impression of me hiccuping and reading. – “Good-bye!” she whispered.”
    Good you didn’t eat the spiderlings Templeton…I mean Lola.

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  2. My mom can’t finish that book without huge hiccuping sighs. It’s very sweet and funny, and definitely adds to the whole experience of finishing that book. I had no idea little spiders were so cute!

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