Our family has a Messenger chat group. I love it. All of us post things that the others can see. It’s stuff that all of social media doesn’t need to see but things we want to share between family. I love it as I can write something like “my mammogram was clean”. Now I told everyone but didn’t have to call everyone. It’s more day to day things….
Well about a month ago we all had a great time as Kalissa shared her mouse story.
We all got this picture message in the group…..
For those of you who can’t decipher the picture it’s a LARGE sticky mouse trap with bread and peanut butter all over it.
After seeing the picture Buck wrote: “Marshmallows…And you are putting on way too much“.
Kalissa wrote: “I KEEP ADDING MORE!!! I’ve tried a little and I’ve tried a lot and NOTHING is working”
She’d had a mouse problem for about a week. She’d tried everything and was getting desperate.
I’ll admit, I laughed and laughed when I saw the bated sticky trap. That’s enough bate to trap a family of mice.
The next morning a frantic message came through on the group chat….
It was Kalissa: “OMG. OMG. OMG. OMG.” Then this picture came through.
About a minute after the picture came through I had a FRANTIC Kalissa on the phone. The mouse was in the drawer and she had to get rid of it. It was morning and Craig had left for work about 20 minutes earlier. We talked about ways remove to it. Finally I said take the whole drawer out and set it outside.
She was all frantic and jittery. It was kind of funny….but I was sure glad it wasn’t me. I HATE MICE.
So a few minutes later this picture came through the message group.
See the drawer on top of Carver’s play set??? The mouse is in there.
Then this message came through from Kalissa:
“It was the bread crumbs you guys. I am an evil genius!!! No more turds in my silverware drawer.”
This meme came too…
We thought that was the end of it and then a day or two later this picture came through…..
Then this message from Kalissa:
“Carver loves to play kong ball with Betsy. Must have been a few treats left in there overnight (if you can’t see those are MOUSE TURDS!!!!) Please send help.”
The good news…The new mouse went on the sticky trap on a day that Craig was home and all evidence of any mice are now gone!! It sure was a family drama in the Messenger group. I love having a messenger group for silly simple things like this. Knowing the day to day in each other’s lives keeps us all close.
In full and complete disclosure. Two days before Kalissa caught her mouse, I caught a mouse at our house. We have NEVER had a mouse at this house. I knew we had one and sticky bought traps. I asked Hubby to put them out but he didn’t and I forgot about it until the Sunday night. I just knew the next morning there would be a mouse and I’d have to deal with it before childcare. UGH….I HATE MICE!
Well just as I predicted, there was a mouse on the trap the next morning and her was squeaking. Lucky for me, it was a day Carver needed childcare and Carver is the first to arrive.
Craig walked in the door and I said to Craig, “Um…I might be able to do childcare for Carver today.” Craig asked why. I said, “I won’t do childcare unless you take the mouse out”. Craig laughed and got rid of the mouse for me. He’s a great guy….
I ended up buying him a 12 pack of beer for his efforts. It was so worth it. Had I been on my own….I’d have likely been all jittery just like Kalissa!!
Kalissa and I can handle most anything…but a mouse. UGH. They can almost take us down!!