We live in an older house that has lots of cracks for critters to get in and out. However, this spider is not the brightest and found himself trapped on our carpeted stairs for the last two weeks. I say trapped because every time I walk up and down the stairs he scurries to get out of the way, never comfortable with his situation. The other day Seth noticed him and said, “Mom I’m going to get a glass and paper and move this spider outside.” I perform this act all the time, yet I’ve never prompted Seth to try it. I guess he simply watched enough times, learned how to do it, and when the time was right, did it himself. Developmental leaps like this are always exciting, no matter how inconsequential they may seem in the scheme of things. After all, for this spider release from carpeted stair hell may have meant the world. Way to go Seth, taking initiative in the compassionate insect conservatorship department.