Random fact ~ I am scared of Tulips

tulip spider

We have tulips all over our yard, they are beautiful to look at.  But I always tell the kids NOT to pick them, “Just let them be pretty in the yard” I tell them.  But to be honest the REAL reason I do not want them to pick the tulips is because they FREAK me out.  Yes I am sure you think I am nuts, but I really do not like tulips next to my face.   Sure they are beautiful on the outside but then you go to smell them, take a little peek inside and it looks like a  BIG HAIRY SPIDER is going to jump out and get you.  At that point I do not want to smell it I want to bat that thing  away from my nose …. stomp on it like a super hero to kill the spider inside and feel like I have won the victory.

But instead I have to act like a grown up and not show my irrational fears to my children.  When they bring me a fresh picked tulip from the yard and say “Look mom I picked it for you, smell it”.  I get to lean down, and smell it… I do it with one eye half open and take a quick smell and say “Oh pretty” and TRY not to have a grimace on my face lol.

Am I the only one that thinks the inside of a tulip looks like a spider???


  1. I love tulips but I’ve never seen them this close… And it really look like spider legs! Creepy!

  2. Good info. Lucky me I ran across your site by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have book-marked it for later!

  3. My daughter Emma picked a tulip from our yard and brought it in the other day. She came in to the kitchen screaming because there was a REAL wasp inside. I about died!!!!!

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