Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Oh, By The Way"....

my husband says as we climb into bed to settle down for the night. "Did I tell you I saw a mouse!".



"YIKES!!!! No, where!!" He pauses before saying "April Fool's". He got me, totally!! I hadn't believed anything anyone told me yesterday, until that point. I definitely didn't believe it when Brad sent me a text message that said, "on the way to the hospital. Katie is leaking clear fluid". I sent back a message to let him know that was NOT funny. I should have sent a message that said, "I'm calling your mom to get more information and find out which hospital. Will be there in four hours!!"
I also didn't believe April when she told me they were all sick and maybe we shouldn't come visit them. They probably are really sick though, and now I have to hope April will forgive me for not believing her. Oh, my!!

Anyway, back to the mouse. I just have to say that I hate mice. Well, rodents in general. Once several years ago, when I got up in the middle of the night, I had a hard time closing the bathroom door. Something was stuck, I gave it a hard shove and then turned on the light. I was shocked to see a little mouse, squished dead between the door and the wall. I had caught a mouse and killed it, all very innocently. As much, as I dislike rodents I didn't mean to murder one. It was 3 o'clock in the morning and very, very hard to stifle a scream. I could not get back to sleep. I was so freaked out by the whole thing. Still to this day, whenever the word mouse or mice is mentioned my children will break out singing the song they created to memorialize the event. It goes to the tune of Oh, Christmas Tree, something like this..."Oh, Mark the mouse, oh, Mark the mouse, why did you come into the house? You used to be so small and gray, now you are smashed in the doorway. Oh, Mark the mouse, oh, Mark the mouse why did you come into the house?"

10 comments:

Liz said...

Oh what funny children you have!! ;)

Catherine said...

Cindy ! You're really skilful. Can you imagine how many trial to kill a mouse that way before succeeding ? And you've done it at the first time, without wanting it ! When people use very sophisticated trap. You can do it with no special material.

That was a very good trick. I would have believed it too; The fear of these little critters makes me lose all my good sense.

Katie said...

I will take full credit for those lyrics. However it is "cute and gray" not "small and gray." The funny thing is that the song was running through my head even before I got to the bottom of this post. I bet Rachel will be singing it too if she ever gets on blogger. Rachel, you are a slacker.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Sorry, Cindy, but I laughed. I laughed at your husband's joke and at the poor furry beast, squashed in the door. And the song, perfectio9n!

I forgot to pull even one April fool's prank.

regular grandma said...

What a fun post. I laughed out loud. I feel the same way about mice. No April Fools jokes from my son to me....Thank goodness, if you had called I would have paniced!! I don't know where he got such a warped sense of humor. I am looking forward to the day when they really go to the hospital.
Love to you.

Sue Sparks said...

Hi Cindy...blog stalking here:) I have enjoyed reading your blog from time to time, but thought I would comment today:) On April 1st I made "cupcakes" for my husband that were actually little meatloaf patties with pink mashed potato "frosting" and he fell for it. Kind of fun and they were actually pretty tasty!

Laurel said...

you crack me up.

Sariah said...

I too had the Mark the Mouse song running through my head before I even reached the end. Sorry mom but it really is SO funny!

Catherine said...

Hope that you and your family are fine, Cindy, since you didn't post for long.

Shannon - www.thedailybalance.com said...

oh m goodness I would have killed him!!! I would have never been able to shut my eyes! too funny!

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