Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Ah…really?
How could two tiny mice do so much damage?
I know, I know, mice are soooo cute. Look at Mickey and Minnie for example. Who would ever think that such an adorable little couple would ever intentionally destroy a family keepsake?
But, I’m sure my two particular rodent’s intent was to build a nest for the little ones soon to grace our basement. And how could I, the owner of such a large comfy space, deny this one little important thing to this mousy couple?
I can see Mrs. Mama-to-be Mouse, now. Scurrying and searching through the cardboard boxes for just the right material for her nursery. Sniffing here, scratching there and leaving a large deposit of droppings in her wake. Heck, it’s as if she wanted me to find her!
Imagine my delight when I discovered this in my Christmas decorations!
No biggie, it was only one of the stockings I made for my husband and me for our first Christmas, almost forty years ago, when we were poor as *ahem*, church mice. Christmas stockings we continued to use every year since, even when we could afford something nicer. It was only a small nostalgic item, one I made from a pattern I found in Family Circle magazine. Made out of cheap felt, lovingly sown together by hand. That’s all!
Sure, go ahead and shred my hand-made felt stocking into itty-bitty balls of stuffing. It’s not like a need a stocking this year.
Oh, and Merry Christmas, by the way. I left a little something for you under the worn out wreath leaning along the basement wall.
I hope you like peanut butter. 🙂
7 thoughts on “Mouse Mischief”
Fun post, Darcy! I love your stockings!
Thanks Leah! At least I can still hang my husband’s stocking!
Those mice are fun aren’t they? Our indoor cat loves to play with the little critters. She’s not a happy camper now that we don’t seem to have the problem anymore. I hope you catch it. Good luck.
You probably don’t have any mice anymore because you HAVE a cat! Lol
Thanks for stopping by!
Oh my goodness! I hope you caught the critters. We have little visitors from time to time, and our dog alerts us. He *knows* and goes after them. Happy New Year to you!
They are history! 🙂 Happy New Year to you, as well! Have a great weekend…scrapbooking!
So glad to hear that! Thanks–I’m planning to get lots of writing done while my friends scrapbook. 😉