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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Gingerbread House and the Mice




Thanksgiving is approaching and soon after Christmas. I was getting some Christmas boxes moved around in the basement...to be ready for Joe to carry upstairs. Last year my daughter sent us a gingerbread house. It was so cute. I put a picture of it on my blog. I made a gingerbread house years ago and when Christmas was over we put it on the birdbath. We watched the birds and squirrels nibbling on it for a couple of weeks. This was really a work of art and I loved it so much, so I thought that I would try to save it. I wrapped it in plastic and put it in a cardboard box and put it with Christmas things downstairs. Well, I opened it up yesterday and the plastic was chewed up and the gingerbread was almost gone. The walls were chewed, frosting roof.. gone, little doorway.. gone, decorative candies ...gone. We caught a couple of mice down there a couple of weeks ago and now I know what they were up to. I just finished talking to my daughter on her birthday and told her about what I found. We were both laughing so hard...just imagining the party that went on down there. Tiny mice on sugar highs, giving each other high fives, a tiny mouse celebration. She said, "They were probably living in the little house eating away all year." I guess it wasn't such a good idea to try to save it. I put on rubber gloves and put it in the garbage. We never quite know what is going on in our basements. These tiny things must have been there watching me as I painted and did crafts this past year. Well, I learned my lesson and won't be doing that again. Sorry mice...as the song says....the party's over.
Balisha

12 comments:

Lynn said...

How funny, you made me laugh this morning!!! We really have no idea do we?? truely Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it. I have so much to do in the next few weeks...

nancybond said...

I think this would make a wonderful children's Christmas story, Balisha! Imagine the party they had. It's a wonder you didn't hear the party horns! :-)

Amber Star said...

How happy they must have been and there you were just fattening them up for Christmas. I think mice don't really live very long. The new little ones were probably introduced to the Gingerbread House while they were growing up.

It would make a good story...maybe without the real ending. I know it would make some cute drawings for a children's book.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Why those little rascals. Too bad. I bet they thought they were in heaven though with all of those sweets to eat.
They seem to find away in somehow.And I have all those lazy stray cats around ;-)

thesouthernlady64 said...

This is so funny but just be glad they did not eat the whole thing. You might have gone down there and this huge mouse would be sitting in the corner of your basement! I just caught one about a week ago under my sink. Hope you have a great weekend.

Crayons said...

Balisha,
What a great visual you have painted for us! I enjoyed the telling of the tale.

Ilona said...

Thinking about "Who Moved The Cheese?" in a whole new way. Thanks for both the beautiful picture memorializes a truly great gingerbread house and your good natured and funny afterwards.

I enjoy your posts so much. Keep up the good work on this blog...please :)

NYDreamer said...

Madam, I really loved this ginger bread house! I'm from Italy, and this post gave me he typical thought of what the thanksgiving or the american chrstmas would be! Lovely! Adorable! Hugs and kisses your italian fan

NYDreamer said...

Dear Mis Balisha,
what I wrote in my blog was a tribute for your lovely giger bread house: " I putted my nose out of the door for few minutes, and here you are what I finded! An amazing ginger bred house, made for the thanksgiving day by an amazing american madam, who has a blog that smells like wildflowers of a States country! Visit her blog, and you will be immediately thrown in northern Illinois!"

Balisha said...

Thankyou all for your comments.As Judy said...if the mice had eaten the whole thing....a giant mouse to contend with.
It seems that I have a fan in Italy. I visited her blog yesterday and it is written in Italian...so I couldn't read it. She's 19 yrs old and what a sweetheart to take the time to read and comment on the blog of a woman of 71.
Italian fan...your comments are really wonderful.Your English is very good,by the way.
Balisha

Melissa said...

I would make sure there aren't any more mice down there. Once they're in your house, they are usually reluctant to leave. I would set an electric trap, such as a Victor Multi-Kill, in the basement just to be sure.

Mouse Control said...

Your gingerbread house is so cute and it’s a shame that the mice have had a go at it. I hope they don’t continue to trouble you as they are pests.