We drove into our garage not too long ago and my son yelled, “I just saw a mouse jump out of my soccer backpack!” (We keep his backpack near the door inside the garage.)
Sure enough, after checking his backpack and finding a half-chewed granola bar, we knew we had a visitor during the day.
Later, when we drove into the garage again, I saw the little mouse run down our shoe rack.
We’ve never had mice in our garage before and to be honest, I’m much more freaked out about spiders than mice. (I thought our pet mice were kind of cute.) But the idea of putting my shoes on and finding a wild mouse inside gave me the willies.
We bought some mouse traps.
But when my daughter saw them, she was mortified and said,
“You’re not allowed to kill him! You’re just allowed to shoo him away!”
I explained to her that there’s a big difference between pet mice and wild mice.
To which she replied (completely serious)….
“But, Mommy, he loves us. Why can’t we just let him stay?”
(With the way she is with animals, I think she really is going to be a vet someday.
I think she really is… :)
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