Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Stuff of Nightmares

This is a true story. It happened to some friends of ours. (I have removed the names in order to protect the guilty parties, but I have left the story exactly as it was told to us.)




Saturday morning, Young Daughter comes up to her mother and says:

"I heard a funny noise in your room this morning. I couldn't hear it very well so I put my ear up to your door so I could hear it better. It sounded like EEEE eee EEEE eee EEEE eee EEEE eee EEEE eee EEEE eee EEEE eee EEEE. What was making that noise?"

Mother told her maybe it was a mouse.




Better set a bigger mousetrap.

22 comments:

Elizabeth-W said...

Ouch!!!!
Did this story really involve a little BOY who lives in your house?? You don't have to answer that ;)
And the child didn't ask any follow-up questions?

Julie said...

No, it did not really involve a little boy living in my house. And I don't mind answering that because it's true. If this story were about me, I'd die before I posted it.

As far as I know, no follow-up questions. I think the daughter is maybe 5 years old or so--pretty young to figure out that maybe that mouse is a pretty big lie. ;-)

Lyle said...

Is it just me or is it getting hot in here? Hope your friend called the exterminator ;-).

Elizabeth-W said...

So you say, Julie. So you saaayyy. ;)
I know for a fact my child would ask follow-up questions about a mouse that noisy! I also know she would not just stand there listening. She would investigate.

Kengo Biddles said...

That is why I like my mattress on the ground...

Jen said...

Hahaha!

Geo said...

I suspect it's going to take something much more tempting than cheese to catch that mousey.

Lucky Red Hen said...

In our other, much bigger, house, we'd lock ourselves in the walk-in closet (the bathroom door locks then we'd close the closet door for extra muffle) if we needed a place in the middle of the day for a quickie. Not sure we'll get away with daytime quickies here: bedroom door doesn't close, we have no walk-in anythings and there is no door on the master bathroom (which isn't big enough for us to lay down anyway).

I shutter to think about my children having to discover mommy and daddy knocking boots like I did with my parents. Not just once either. Eww.

Gerb said...

My parents used to live in our basement, just below the kids' bedroom. Through the vent, our oldest heard grandpa "making noise".

"What is he doing, Mom? Come listen!"

My answer?
"Grandpa is exercising."

Nobody said...

"I couldn't hear very well so I PUT MY EAR TO THE DOOR!" Oh my gosh I can't stop laughing.
The title is the best!

Lisa said...

That is hilarious!! When we first moved into our home, the sitting area of the master had two large openings that went out to the landing and the entry way. There were shutters there, but who does that to their bedroom?! It didn't take long before we had that problem fixed.

Lorien said...

yikes.

nightmares for everyone involved, no?

I'm crossing my fingers I can get my kids raised without tainting them in that very disturbing way.

pflower10 said...

Lo, don't EVEN go there....you know this story is about you and G-man.....geeeeze

~j. said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

Carrot Jello said...

I'd like to say that she'll forget about it, but she may not. No, not even when she's 13. She might bring it up every year and how much it scarred her to hear that mouse. That's very disturbing to children. Mice running around anywhere with eachother is disturbing even to adults when they witness it. I'd say dig a hole for those mice. It's the only safe place for them to make noise really. A hole.
Perhaps is wasn't really mice though. Maybe it was you doing "exercise" in your bed. Yeah. You were probably just too lazy to get out of bed and do it on the floor, weren't you?

~cari~ said...

Very funny!!!!!! Thanks for the laugh today. I needed it!

Sketchy said...

LOL! Thus far none of our kids have come inspecting odd noises. Let's hope it continues that way!

Queen Scarlett said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha
hahahahahahahahahahha
hahahahaha

I can't stop laughing.

I know for a fact - we don't have mice in our bedroom... goblins or ghosts...but no squeaking here.


hehehehehheh ahhahahahah

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Carrot's comment cracked my stuff all up! Yeah, I prefer to exercise on the floor, but my exercise partner usually refuses.

La Yen said...

I got to tell J's kids that one of my dogs was teaching the other dog how to wrestle. I plan on using that when Jooj hears the mouse one day. Or telling her what it was and ensuring that she will NEVER do it herself.

Sarah said...

So funny! My husband and I live in fear of damaging our kids somehow because we live in a tiny apartment and this kind of confrontation is inevitable. I'll have to keep the mouse idea in mind!

Sue said...

ha ha ha ha ha