So I was tired and headed to bed last night at 1:00 a.m….Yes, I can be a night owl. I was just about to sign off on my computer when I see a message pop up from my daughter. They just arrived last night with their five kids to move into their new home. They are renting a home since they will only be living there for a year and a half. They walk into the home only to be greeted by this lovely sight.
Now, how would you like that to be the last site you see right before you head to bed? Not me, the dead rodent. Needless to say, I did not sleep very well. The thought of them moving my grand-kids into a home with dead squirrel cooties floating about, just does me in! I frantically start throwing one message after another at her. DO NOT MOVE in until it gets cleaned up and completely sanitized…and carpet removed and replaced! DO NOT let my grand-kids move in there! Stay at a hotel. Get another place to live! Reschedule the movers bringing your furniture over!
When I was growing up there was a cartoon called, ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle.’ Rocky was a squirrel and was kind of cute and I enjoyed watching this cartoon. A cartoon squirrel is okay…But a dead squirrel in your house is NOT OKAY! That is roadkill!
So what would you do after traveling 1,200 miles with five kids to an unknown place only to land in the house of horrors? And the landlord is in Europe and the movers will be there the next day. Please give my daughter advice as she probably won’t listen to me. LOL Am I the only one who thinks this is a health hazard? Especially when you have five kids who spend a lot of time playing on the floor and one of them is an almost six month-old baby who will be crawling soon. I can’t even think about it…It completely grosses me out!
Can you imagine traveling all that way, weary and tired and finally relieved to arrive at your destination only to discover roadkill on your stairs? Now that’s a bad day! We all know the unexpected happens, sometimes the unexpected is good and sometimes the unexpected is bad. This is definitely a BAD unexpected! Very BAD!
This daughter is the daughter whom I always say, “Can you PLEEEEASE just have one BORING day!” Crazy just seems to follow her and her family. Sometimes it is fun crazy. Sometimes it is exciting crazy. Sometimes it is not so good crazy. And sometimes it is insane crazy. This would fall under bad, insane and gross crazy! Just so you know, 80% of any gray hair I have has come from this daughter and some of her CRAZY and INSANE adventures. Most of the time when she calls me I say a quick prayer before I answer the phone, “Oh sweet Jesus, please don’t let it be anything crazy.” And then I and sweetly answer, “hello” and hold my breath and wait for any insane news. And once in a while I get a normal uneventful phone call.
Does anyone else have a kid like this? She’s a great kid and a great mama but she just has a lot of crazy things happen to her! Can you all just join me in PRAYER for my daughter and her family? Lift them up in prayer to have safe and boring days! And for guidance on how to handle this situation in order to keep their family safe. Jesus take the wheel…
One thing I guess we have learned from this post. Eating carpet can be hazardous to your health. DO NOT EAT THE CARPET! I’ve always hated carpet! Wood floors people!
I am going to spend the rest of the day trying to get visions of dead squirrels out of my head. If you have any helpful suggestions on how my daughter and her husband can quickly rectify this situation please post in comments below. Any helpful tips will be appreciated. BTW daughter, I do not think I will be visiting anytime soon. I will need to see receipts from a cleaning company first! #grammy’sgrossedout #roadkill #savemy grandkids #iloveboringdays #crazylife #imighthavethrownupalittleinmymouth
Have a fun flippin’ boring day,
Deb McLennon, the Fun Flippin’ Grammy