I moved to Missouri from Idaho when I got married just about 7 years ago. I moved into my husband’s house, which was a big old house, with many quaint details that I loved. There was plenty of room for me and my sewing room, which was a MUST! I had to have a sewing room!
Well, then my daughter and her baby son moved in with us, which I thought was lovely. I wanted my little grandson around every day, and I was happy to have them become part of our household.
My daughter and I share a sense of humor, so we had a good time. The only wrinkle in the whole situation was . . . the mice problem. There was an empty field on one side of our house and an empty house on the other side! I am not crazy about mice, especially in my house!
So, one day we were in my sewing room, visiting while I was sewing, and there goes a mouse, running across the room. We both squeal, like the girls we are. The mouse is a small one, and is now hiding behind the bookcase. We kept an eye on the bookcase, so that when Mike got home, he could take care of the mouse. Well, the mouse didn’t understand the rules.
He ran out from behind the bookcase in the entry way, and directly into my shoe, which I’d left in the entry way!
Then, we figured we had it trapped! So, we were very quiet and sneaky about it, but we managed to stick a glue trap into my shoe! Now there was no way it could escape, but just in case, we set up a guard!
And being the incredibly creative people we are, we made up a story about it. (Ahem) . . .
“Once upon a time, a wee wily mouse found its way into the castle. The Queen (Karen) and the Princess (Shannon) were horrified! They chased that wee wily mouse around the castle until they were too tired to chase anymore. The Queen and the Princess pulled their thrones up to the last place they saw that wee wily mouse, and sat and watched. The wee wily mouse, thinking he was safe, as all was quiet, slowly crept out from behind the staircase and looked both ways. He still didn’t see anything, so he very carefully tiptoed across the castle floor . . . but then he saw the Queen and the Princess on their thrones out of the corner of his eye and he ran into the first dark hole he found!
Unfortunately it was the Queens shoe. The Queen and the Princess didn’t dare touch the shoe to bring it outside (that wee wily mouse could jump on them!) so they did the next best thing. They set up the palace guard around the Queens shoe, until the King could get home from work and dispatch the mouse. Feeling safe at last, the Queen and the Princess poured some glasses of Diet Pepsi Vanilla and sat back on their thrones to watch episodes of Friends until the King got home from work.”
And when Mike got home, that’s exactly what he did.
Dispatched the mouse – outside.