Poor little thing looks like its missing a leg !!!
Don't know why but I used to be really scared of spiders, but when I had kids I decided I wasn't going to pass on my fear to them so I deliberately didn't react scared, and now I am honestly 'not bothered' by them (unless really huge). My daughter (6) has always loved spiders and through her I have learned to like them too. She has an Aussie wildlife book full of creepy crawlies and she loves the huntsmens and thinks they are really cute (honest!). She has lots of toy spiders (plastic and furry) and I am so used to seeing them lying around the house. If I do occasionally lapse and react (jokingly) in a scared way to a spider my kids look at me as if I've gone mad!
Obviously my daughter is a bit of a worry when we go to Australia and we have to watch her and make sure she doesn't pick anything up!