Ah, so it seems I have some people's attention now.
So here we are, a recap of the first 24 hours at ET's house. We are somewhere around hour 3 or 4 at this point. For those of you who haven't read the last two posts, you need to go and read them to catch up. We'll all sit here and wait while you do so, but this is the last time....after that it will be you're own responsibility. tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock...ok, all caught up? Good then we can continue.
We all hear the high pitched screaming sound and I must admit it was making me a bit nervous.
CAUTION: To the faint hearted....Do Not Read The Next Paragraph.
We followed the noise and there, in a mousetrap, was a MOLE. Of course it was not dead...but poor thing...it was wounded quite terribly. You would think that a firefighter, who has seen people in worse condition than this mole, would have no problems but I almost freaked! This mole had to be put out of his misery and it had to happen fast! I called JM to come and get it, take it as far away from the house as possible, lay it on the ground, and then I told him to get a very large brick or cinderblock...quickly! I told him what to do....and the screaming stopped (may the mole rest in peace). While I was telling him what to do, I couldn't help think of all those stories of how serial killers start out by killing small animals. Well, I knew he wasn't doing this for fun but I had to say a sentence I never imagined hearing myself say, especially to one of my children....."Kill it, BUT DON"T ENJOY IT!" He looked at me like I was crazy. he's probably right.....now where did I hide that bottle of wine? Oh, and a note on that to ET...this wasn't to make you embarrassed...Most people end up having a mouse in the house at one time or another...it's just a fact of life....a mole is in the mouse family...sort of...right?
OK, we got through that.
The boys ask me to play hide and seek...not the 12 year old.....the 17 year olds!
For some reason that has become like a tradition when we stay here.
I'm not up to it now, but promise I will later.
What can we do now? For Fun? Something fun...exciting..different.....family oriented.....wholesome...challenging......Something that all of us will enjoy.....something memory making......what can we do?
To be continued...............