Monday, August 24, 2009

Brave Boy

Due to Demon Baby's antics, I have had some major plumbing and construction issues.

And when I got home last night, a field mouse had come in through some exposed wall/piping.

I cannot possibly explain my sheer freaked-out-ness. I didn't sleep last night. I may never sleep again.

But what amazed me was as I was shrieking and freaking out, standing on some furniture, Demon Baby did the first thing that came to his mind.

He ran to get his sword. He changed into his Ninja pants (no shirt) and came into the room, with his sword drawn like a Samurai. He raced from one spot to another, mouse hunting.

As I stood there screaming for him to stand on furniture, he next came to me, climbed up so he was nose to nose with me, wrapped one arm around my neck--tightly--and said, "It's going to be all right. I'm here now. I will protect you. I am the bravest sword fighter in the whole world, and I will slice the mouse into tiny pieces like a chopped carrot." [Aside: YES, I swear he said this.]

Then he gave me a kiss on the face, and proceeded to stand guard over me.

For real.

He is my hero.

By the time I fell alseep, well in the wee hours, I was half convinced Demon Baby really could slice the mouse like a carrot.

I think we're going to be okay.

20 comments:

fakefrenchie said...

With all you do and put up with, you are afraid of mice? Thank God. I was beginning to think of you as a cross between Mother Theresa and Buddha.

pita-woman said...

I can't wait to hear how the mouse's life ends. Er, I mean, how this story ends. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Awww, that made my heart melt.

conley730 said...

Awwww...that is the sweetest thing ever!

Natasha Fondren said...

Awww, definitely going to be a heart-breaker! I think mine just broke a little!

Nadine said...

Absolutely adorable! The ladies are swooning over him already!!

Erica Orloff said...

FF:
I have several major fears:

serial killers
mice
cockroaches
clowns
Ferris wheels

Yeah. LOL!
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Erica Orloff said...

pita-woman:
Traps have been set. Ticky ones. ICK . . . I am still SO freaked out. I am wearing shoes. To bed.

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Erica Orloff said...

Melanie:
He was so swashbuckling!
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Erica Orloff said...

Natasha:
He does have a way with the ladies.
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Erica Orloff said...

Conley:
Hope your boys are well! Have to check out your blog.
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Erica Orloff said...

Nadine:
LOL! Yes . . . he is something alright.
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Cheryl Kauffman said...

If he keeps this up, you will have to change the name of your blog.

KathArine said...

That's so awesome! I bet he is the bravest sword fighter! A mouse living outside is a cute woodland creature. A mouse in my home is creepy vermin.

Owls are nice. What can we do to increase the owl population?

Robin said...

My hero! Does he make house calls? We've got some thousand leggers I'd like to have chopped up like a carrot.

Erica Orloff said...

Cheryl:
I know. But trust me, my ceiling attests to his still earning the title. ;-)
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Erica Orloff said...

KathArine:
I know. Someone else suggested a cat. :-)
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Erica Orloff said...

Robin:
I am SURE he would GLADLY make housecalls for a small fee of peanut butter sandwiches. Crusts cut off.
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Jude Hardin said...

Just let the snake out for awhile.

Erica Orloff said...

Jude:
That was suggested, but I think I would prefer a cat.

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