Tuesday, July 13, 2010

True Story Tuesday: Batter up!

Note:  I think this would have made a great TST, so I'm passing it off as one now.

Head on over to Rachel and Mr. Daddy's to join in the fun this week.

Batter up!

Last night, the kids all decided to spend the night at their friends' houses, so I treated myself to a sleep-over at RockCrawlinChef's.

We were just getting settled into bed, talking (looking to do more than talk shortly) when suddenly RCC's eyes got big and he strangled out, "What the..." and kinda squealed like a girl then cussed some more before finally telling me there was a bat flying around the room. Since I was looking at him, I didn't see it fly in the bedroom, but sure enough when I looked there was a bat zooming around the bedroom swooping low over us (okay, it may not have been that low, but it seemed like it at the time!).

It was painfully obvious by the fact that RCC had curled himself into the fetal position and covered himself with the sheet that I would have to be the hero, so I *bravely* pulled a shirt on and attempted to save him from the flying mouse. It's kinda hard to figure out how to get ahold of a flying animal when the apartment has 12 foot ceilings! I finally got a t-shirt and an extendable (is that a word?) duster to try to trap the damn beast. The problem was that he wouldn't stay trapped. Several times he let me drape the shirt over him while he clung to the wall several feet over my head, but when I tried to drag him down the wall the little bugger always managed to get away. I was just trying to trap him and drag him down low enough so that I could reach him to wrap him in the shirt and release him outside. He wouldn't cooperate. Little bastard. I was just trying to save his life.

RCC let me try my humane (and obviously hilarious) way several times before he had enough and took matters into his own hands. Did you know that Swiffers make deadly baseball bats? Neither did I until RCC nailed the little bastard right out of the air and bounced him off the wall. He didn't actually kill him with the swing, but stunned him enough that I could wrap him up in the t-shirt to get him out of the house. Once we were out on the deck, I tried to shake him out of the shirt but he wouldn't come out (either terrified or dead) and in the process dropped the shirt off the balcony. Oops.

We're not quite sure how he got into the apartment; we're absolutely sure he's no longer in the apartment, but not sure if he's dead or alive. Don't really care.

So much for me being the hero; RCC had to save himself from the bat with the Swiffer. Do you suppose they'll add "Bat Killer" to the ads for Swiffer? Not only can you clean your floors, but you can also rid your house of those pesky flying mice!


Aunt Crazy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm cracking up that you tried to save him by saving the bat then he saved you by killing the bat...men, can't live with them, can't kill them...LOL

Mr. Daddy said...

you totally fooled me.

I was thinking more along the lines of the scene in Policy Acd. when the little old lady asked for help getting her kitty outa the tree....


I wonder if you can shoot bird shot outta that there Smith & Western???

Boyles Family Farms said...

It takes a village, eh?

My uncle, the bat researcher, would be horrified at this. He always tried to convince us that bats were cute, or at the very least, not scary.

You've read my mouse stories, so I'm sure you can guess how much success he had with me!

Amy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is great!

Heather said...

I am loving, "in the fetal position, covered with a sheet." What? No pic?

I think you should call Swiffers ad department. They might appreciate it.


The Simple Life said...

That's so funny, we had our own bat story but the bat died, a horrible death that includes me screaming, my husband beating it with a broom (breaking said broom).

Glad you guys are okay, hope the bat doesn't come back.

Candance said...

It's hard to type when you're curled up in the fetal position screaming like a little girl. Holy hell, that was scary. Bats are scary. All flying bird-like creatures are scary. I'm going to go drink until I can erase this image from my mind.

Icy BC said...

LOL..what a great story! It would be scary for me to see a bat..

Rachel said...

I am cracking up that wet hair freaks you out worse than a bat! :) Sorry, couldn't resist...

I am terrified of bats - and I would have vacated the premises immediately and permanently if I'd seen that guest!

And hey -maybe your humane efforts paid off and the little bugger flew away after coming to???

Thanks for linking up!