No, that is not the title of a children's book....there was really a mouse in my car!!
Imagine that you are driving your kids to school in the morning. You are about 2 minutes from home when you see something come out from under the passenger seat and then go right back under it. You push on the break to see if that "something" will roll forward again....it doesn't. Then you notice that there is a box of tissue on the floor and next to the tissue are TONS of TINY little pieces of tissue all over the floor! You realize...IT'S A MOUSE! You say, "oh my gosh!" Your daughter asks what's wrong and you calmly say, "nothing." You pull your left leg up onto your seat and proceed to drive with your tip toe! You continue to look (constantly) at the passenger side floor. You know you can't freak out because if you do...your kids will. Now you have to stop and pick up another kid who you drive each day. When you stop you see the mouse again! Your daughter keeps asking what's wrong and you say that you'll tell her later. At this point you have three kids in the back seat and the mouse is under the passenger seat. You hope and pray that it doesn't go out the back because if it does.....all heck is gonna break loose with the kids! By this point you have seen the mouse tail and you are flashing back to Disneyland at the "honey I shrunk the kids" ride where the "mouse tails" whip around and slap your ankles....and all you can think is...PLEASE DON'T LET ME FEEL THAT FEELING RIGHT NOW!!!
You finally arrive at the school. As the kids are getting out of the car you see the mouse again! You drive straight to your brother-in-law's house because he lives closer to the school than anyone else you know!! He comes out to the car, but you don't see the mouse. He also proceeds to tell you about all the possible places the mouse could be hiding!!
You call your husband and tell him. Luckily he was already on his way to home depot, so he picks up some traps. There is one problem....you still have to get in your car and drive it home! so you convince the one remaining child to get in the car with you and you again drive with one leg pulled up and your tip toe!
Long story short.....you wake up the next morning and your hubby tells you that the mouse has been caught! You want proof....and he shows you! Yeah!!! You can drive your car again!
Our only guess for how it got in there was from moving boxes that I transported in my car....which means it had been in there for at least a week!! GROSS!!!
I'll spare you the dead mouse picture that I took!!
In the meantime...I installed another blog this week.....One Wired Woman