About the big spider near the light switch in our bedroom:
Jimmy turned off the light and I said:
M: Now I'm gonna touch him when I go to turn the light on.
J: That'll make him feel needed.
M: no, the fact that we're not killing him makes him feel needed. Not my touching him.
J: he likes your touch. it makes him feel warm and appreciated.
M: he's a spider. there's nothing warm about him.
J: But he's our natural exterminator. What do they call vegetables that they don't put any chemicals on?
J: yes. he's our organic exterminator.