Yep, it's that time again. Seriously, I count down to storytelling sunday! Sian, it was such a great idea. Thank you.
This is a story from yesterday.
Picture the scene if you would. The family is all home for the bank holiday weekend. This includes the youngest brothers girlfriend and the boy.
Our house is pretty crazy at the best of times. With seven people? It's brilliant!
So.. our two cats were stalking the boiler all morning. The intellectually challenged cat tried to fit down the side of it, with the airer in the way. One dusty and squashed cat later, he decides this is not such a good idea. The clever cat sits and watches.
We all have a faint idea that there might me something hiding behind said boiler.
At that moment mum moves over to take the airer and littlest brother cries.
"mum, there's a mouse on it!"
Mum, oblivious is lifting the airer.."where?? I can't see the mouse!"
In one swift movement me and the littlest brothers girlfriends are up on chairs screaming "mouse, mouse!" "ahhh mouse." in an incredibly melodramatic way. Mum is still puzzled, the two brothers and the boy are leaning over the boiler to try and see said mouse and Dad is asking what on earth is happening.
The noise in the kitchen is incredible. Mousey has retreated behind the boiler. The stupid cat has decided to flee the scene and my Dad has reached over to shut the backdoor to which he was greeted with more shrieks... "don't shut the door, that's how the mouse will get out! Don't block the exit!"
Mousey's tail comes back into view. At this point the boy has found a torch and mother is armed with a wooden spoon- what she thinks she will do with this spoon I don't know.
My Brother then realises that the torch has a magnetic retractable stick. He uses this to try and poke mousey only to realise the stick has attracted to the boiler. Slick.
Whilst he is trying to pull it off, me and the girlfriend are still shrieking, the boy is crying that he can see it and mother issues a sceam...
"My cake, my cake in the oven!!!" The cake is rescued from the oven in the nick of time smoke starting to appear.
The boiler is now surrounded. The boy on one side with the torch, the brother with the spoon and mother with a plastic tub.
Mousey does not come out.
They try shaking the boiler. Nothing. They try being quiet. Nothing.
The mouse capturing team leave their stations and the girlfriend and I descend from the chairs. All day we are ready but nothing happens.
This story doesn't really have an ending because as we speak...
Mousey is still behind the boiler. We think.
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