At a risk of being flamed I just can't help but share what just happened.
Having a nice time sitting with 22 month dd outside, we are looking at my Hello Kitty top which I'm wearing and I realise on it is a spider- one of those nasty wolf like types! Now I hate spiders at the best of times so I panic and start smacking away -my poor bewildered dd- and then I jump up and knock dd over (on concrete) in the process...
But that's not the worst of it... Poor dd is bawling on the ground hurt and grazed and I'm still tugging at my shirt, can't find the spider. I refuse to pick up dd just in case the spider dropped on her, instead I kind of chuck her onto the grass and roll her around for a bit to make sure she's "clean" then cuddle and console her (meanwhile I'm topless and paranoid like crazy it's crawling one me somewhere so I'm still jumping around like a lunatic).
Anyhoo..... Kissing her grazes (not too bad) better and feeling like an awful mum. I thought it should be instinctive to protect your child but in that moment my only instinct was to get that spider off me!
Eta: I'd just like to add dd is fine
Oh please don't quote I might delete later... Already having second thoughts about posting this lol