Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mouse Tales

When I know there is a mouse in my house, it puts me on edge. I just imagine anytime I open the cupboard or drawer the thing will jump out at me. I was disappointed when I got up this morning that the mouse traps we had set were empty. It appeared that the peanut butter hadn't been touched as well. That made me feel a little better. I HATE it when they clean the traps and don't get caught! So anyway, all day the idea of the mouse living with us was at the back of my mind. We went on with our normal routine. The kids worked on school. Ben worked on writing a paper. Around 4 p.m. I headed down to church for ladies Bible study. I ended up being the only one to show up today :( Not sure what happened. At 5 p.m. I came back home and Drew and I hung out in the kitchen listening to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tonight. He ate popcorn while I did dishes. Then at 8 p.m. we all sat down to family devotions. In the middle of devos, Ben hopped up and went to the bookcase, shushing everyone. He thought he had seen movement over there. I thought he was imagining things. He sat back down and about a minute later, I squealed! There was movement over there!! So, for the next 20 minutes we played cat and mouse. That little thing was SO bold!! He kept running out from behind the bookcase, for all the family to see. We sat there debating what to do. I suggested putting the trap we'd set right along the wall next to the bookcase. So, that is what we did. In less than a minute that tiny mouse was STANDING on the trap eating away the yummy peanut butter!! Ahhhhh!! No wonder the traps didn't get him. He's too small! So, I rushed out to our store room and dug out some of those old sticky boards. We set that up in place of the trap. As soon as we'd done that, the mouse ran out from the other side of the bookcase. Right in front of all of us...we were so close to him! He ran back in, and Ben tried to scare him to the other side. Finally he tried to sneak out of the side with the sticky board and he got stuck in a jiffy. He wasn't big enough or strong enough to pull himself off, so he was caught good. YAY!! Victory for the Sinclairs!! I will sleep SO much better tonight knowing that the mouse is caught!

Right before devotions Ben asked me what picture I'd gotten for the day. I told him I was planning on taking a picture of the empty mouse trap to show we still didn't have our mouse. I'm so glad that I can share this picture instead!!
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  1. I'm glad you caught the little bug. We've only every had 2 mice in our house, but they were probably even smaller than yours.

  2. Looks very similar to the two we caught last week! Yuck! They give me the willies! They were eating a bag of pretzels we had in the basement! :) Glad you can sleep better tonight!