It was sitting right in the middle of the hallway! Those boys, they never pick up after themselves, I remember thinking.
As I reached down to pick it up,
it SCURRIED into the hall closet! It was real and I was totally freaked out!
It was actually one of these:
A huge wolf spider.
Now, I wasn't expecting what I thought to be a plastic spider to go running, but once I realized it was real and it was IN MY CLOSET, well, I didn't sleep very well that evening! We never did find it and now just thinking about it makes my skin crawl! These spiders are so big that you truly can't step on them to kill them. They are as scary in the real life as they are in that picture, just trust me on that.
I like the plastic ones so much better. But still, I think it's time for them to move on.