This morning I took E to Dunkin’ Donuts. I had to get out of the house. I can’t be there alone. Why you ask? We have a mouse. There’s a mouse in my house. I can not be in that house alone.
At first, we weren’t sure what the black spots were in our kitchen. I, of course, overreacted and immediately thought we had a mold problem. We didn’t think it was a critter because it didn’t look like traditional “droppings.” Wednesday night, we moved the furniture in the kitchen and chloroxed the hell out of the kitchen floor. Yesterday morning, we moved the furniture back into place. The mouse must have been hiding in our kitchen hutch and it came flying out. It ran over my foot. Yes, you read that right, it ran over my foot.
I made the hubster immediately call an exterminator. Thankfully, the hubster has a lot of contacts through work and someone was able to come out in the afternoon. He checked for holes and crevices, and set traps. He asked me how I felt about traditional snap traps. I looked at him square in the face and said “I want it dead.” (I’m sure I’ll get some backlash from the animal lovers, but I’m sorry. It touched me. It’s personal now). I told him that there was a big tip involved if he produced the mouse that day. But no such luck. However, he told me he thinks that we scared the mouse enough that it left. We scared it! He has that all wrong. That mouse scared me!
The hubster and I decided to go to my parents last night after work. Let the traps do their work. When we got home, I made him in go in first, check the traps, and give me an all clear. When the coast was clear, I took E to bed and stayed upstairs for the rest of the night.
This morning, I again made him go down, check the traps, and tell me it was safe. He didn’t see any new droppings and no sign of the mouse. But that wasn’t enough for me. So I decided to head out early and take E for a treat. And that is how we ended up at Dunkin’ Donuts.
And because of that damn mouse, I am now E’s bestest friend in the world. He loved those Munchkins. He loves me a little more for it!
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