He loves spiderman. When he was just 3 1/2 years old, we allowed him to watch Spiderman 1. He wasn't interested in the dialogue but boy did his eyes light up whenever he would see Spidey swing across the streets of New York. A bit older, I noticed he would attempt to climb to higher 'places' in the house - in his Spiderman costume - and would jump down with hands and feet all over, he would tell me he was Spiderman. A big part of his toy collection includes all sorts of things that are Spiderman. And for a time, I would see him checking out his fingers observing if such Spiderman spider things were growing on his fingers that would allow him to stick to the walls of our house.
He once told me he wanted to be bitten by a Spider - so that he could be Spiderman of course!
And there on our bathroom wall, was the biggest spider I have seen so far. And in one corner of the shower area was Josh, mortified and terrified. Hubby was all too excited about it and demanded I go get Josh's Bug Habitat.
We sealed the spider in. Josh stayed a good 5 feet away from the Bug Habitat and would occasionally take a peek at the side of his eye but never wanting to come close.
The little one thinks it is a new toy.
And so for the meantime, we have a Spider pet in the house.