Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Mouse and Me

Today after I put Lily down for a nap, I grabbed a glass of water and headed into the living room. A short time later I saw, out of the corner of my eye, a small shadow run quickly across the floor.
I said "Eeee" just like in a cartoon and pulled my feet up onto the sofa. Luckily the mouse chose to run into the bathroom! I immediately grabbed a towel and using a wooden spoon wedged it into the crack beneath the door.
Danielle and Amiel said I didn't have to deal with it, but there was no way I could leave it in the bathroom until they got home. (if I couldn't leave dog vom on the floor at Derek & Tiffanie's then I certainly couldn't leave a mouse in the bathroom--- at least the mouse didn't make me gag repeatedly!!)
Anyway--- Amiel mentioned that there were mouse traps in the basement if I wanted to set one. I ran downstairs, set off a trap in the corner with my shoe, and proceeded to slather it in peanut butter while I tried to figure out the best way to catch the little guy.
After a few trials and errors I did it! I made a paper bag tunnel that led to the trap and I got him! It only took two hours!!

Sorry little guy! I just couldn't think about you in the same space as Lily!


  1. Anonymous26.10.11

    I am so proud of you. MaMaw

  2. Tricky suckers! I've had a similar face-off here recently. Thar ain't enough room in this house for the both of us. Nice work!

  3. Ha! I know you miss the boys, Ashley!