Daddy Longlegs
A father watched his young daughter
playing in the garden.

He smiled as he reflected on how sweet
and pure his little girl was.

Tears formed in his eyes as he thought
about her seeing the wonders of nature
through such innocent eyes.


Suddenly she just stopped and stared at
the ground.

He went over to her to see what work of
God had captured her attention.

He noticed she was looking at two spiders

'Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?' she asked.

'They're mating,' her father replied.

'What do you call the spider on top?' she

'That's a Daddy Longlegs,' her father

'So, the other one is a Mummy Longlegs?'
the little girl asked.

As his heart soared with the joy of such a
and innocent question he replied,
'No dear. Both of them are Daddy Longlegs.'

'The little girl, looking a little puzzled,

Thought for a moment, then lifted her foot
and stamped them flat...

'Well, we're not having any of that poofta
shit going on in our garden' she said.