I want to tell you a quick story about Al. WARNING!!!!! This might give you the willies or just gross you out...read at your own risk! We just recently watched Ratatouille, about a mouse in a kitchen, and Alex likes mice now. Well, I found out we have a little visitor in our home! Yup, a mouse. He's really small and very smart. We put traps around and caught him that day, but just on the back leg. He wasn't dead so Dave decided to take him out and "finish the job". I don't think he really thought it through because as soon as he let him loose the mouse of course scurried away into the wood pile. Dave came in saying he was really fast and went to the wood pile to die. Guess what? I found him in our house the very next day!!! He was peaking over the couch.
So, last night we decided we'd find out where his home was and put poison in there...we're getting desperate. We found his home but couldn't find the mouse. It's an old outlet box that the old owners had all of their cable TV cables coming out of. We don't have cable so we just taped it up and put a couch over it....I guess that was wrong. Anyway, Alex helped us look all night for the mouse, and then he even helped us close the box up properly. We thought he understood that we didn't want the mouse here in the home. But, for prayers last night Alex prayed (the usual thanks for home, grandparents, etc.) and then he thought for a little while and said "please bless the mouse". I guess he thought we just wanted to find it and help it, not kill it.
Poor kid. And since we're pretty sure that Heavenly Father listens to his prayers we're guessing the mouse will now be our permanent pet. rats!
9 months ago