Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Time Out

We've got a mouse in the house at the moment.  I'm not a fan of mice (read here for more) in the house, in the wild they're absolutely fine, but not in the house.

Anyway, I was in the kitchen this evening, and it decided to pop its head out from under a kitchen cabinet and look at me.  This particularly annoys me, as I'm convinced that it knows innately that what it ought to do is keep out of sight, and only run around when no one else is in the room, but it refuses to even do this, and is obviously only showing itself to frustrate me.  So I jumped up and down, banged on the counter, shouted at it, and prodded a knife under the cabinet where it was lurking, to show that I really meant business.

However, I'd overlooked that recently we've been very firm in enforcing the "no shouting" rule with my son recently, and he came in the kitchen, and told me to go and sit on the stairs on time out.

And my wife backed him up.  Off to the staircase I went.

At least I got a couple of photos out of it :)

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  1. I like mice but not in my house either, Mike. We had one that wasn't as bold as yours. However, he did eat some bread that we ended up throwing out. My husband went under the house and tossed "Mouse Bombs." Problem solved! Nice pouty stairwell pic btw! ;)

    1. We use traps (humane and... the other sort) and usually they'll get the mice within a day or two, but this one has been at large for weeks, I keep changing things around,so far to no avail. I like the pic :)

  2. I'm not sure I can vote for someone in timeout. It just doesn't sit right.

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