Spider Dreams

At dinner with my parents

Ben: We don't eat bugs!

Daddy: Some people eat bugs. They eat bugs in the Amazon.

Ben: [blank look]

Lynn: Most people don't eat bugs.

Daddy: Some bugs are really big [holding hands apart about two feet]

Ben: [looks excited]

Daddy: They just discovered some enormous spider. It can eat baby goats [exaggeration]

Lynn [bereft of REM sleep due to our newborn]: If I were having dreams, that would be trouble.

Daddy: [laughs uncontrollably]