Monday, April 9, 2012

He deserves it!

Today David was running some wires in the attic to hook my TV in the kitchen up to AFN. Yes I know that a TV in the kitchen makes me a little spoiled, but I don't mind, besides I spend a ridiculous amount of time in there since there is no such thing a convince food here.

Colin was in the living room playing video games on the computer when he heard a scratching sound in the corner, he was unaware that Dave was in the attic. Then dust started falling from the ceiling as David made a small hole to pull the cable from the AFN decoder into the attic. Colin jumped up and went tearing down the hall screaming, and I do mean screaming, "THERE'S A RAT! THERE'S A RAT! IT'S CHEWING THROUGH THE WALL! I SAW IT! THERE'S A RAT! DAD? WHERE ARE YOU? DAD? IT'S A RAT!"

I managed to keep it together long enough to accompany him back to the living room with a broom to kill the rat. Colin pointed up at the ceiling just as David let out an obliging rat-like squeak. Colin about fainted. I totally lost it giggling like a mad woman. It wasn't until David started to laugh up in the attic that Colin caught on that the only rat was his dad.

He is not pleased with either of us and feels we were being unfairly mean. I reminded him of this video but somehow he feels like terrorizing his mother with a ginormous spider is not at all the same thing as the possibility of a rat chewing through the ceiling. Apparently parents should know better. I am sure we pay for this little stunt at light's out time tonight, but seriously, I think he deserved it. Don't you?


Monica said...

oh, no question. HANDS DOWN - he deserved it. i was laughing, too. but, GOD FORBID anyone play that trick on me. i would die (quite literally).

Connie said...

Well, you only laughed AFTER you ran in with a broom! You should get decent credit for that :D We actually did have a rat get into our home in Cairo. The cat 'treed' it in some boxes on the freezer (we couldn't see it though) and my son (then 6yo) kept talking about his 'mouse'.. took 3 days before we believed them... sigh. We got it though our rat story

Becky said...

Love it! This story had me laughing so hard. Completely fair. You have to take it if you dish it out :)

Emily said...

I love it!
What a great story!

Just US said...

Hahaha!! Glad you got him back!!