Saturday, January 30, 2016

One Plus One Equals Twenty-one

Fodder for the grandchildren.


I think mice
are rather nice.
Their tails are long,
Their faces small,
They haven't any 
Chins at all.
Their ears are pink,
Their teeth are white,
They run about
The house at night.
They nibble things
They shouldn't touch
And no one seems
To like them much.
But I think mice
Are nice.

                                                                     ~ Rose Fyleman ~

     In memory of the tiny, cocoa-colored rodent found scurrying across the carpet in the children's playroom at daybreak causing Girlybird to squeak.


  1. In memory...oh, poor little mouse, but they aren't quite as child-friendly as your basketful of sweetness. Those are rather nice!

  2. We play hide and seek with them. When the grandchildren hide them, I often don't find them all for weeks. I will be vacuuming some neglected place, all unsuspecting, and a mouse will fall out of a curtain fold or squeak as I lift a sofa cushion.

    And they keep multiplying as well. I started with twelve and now, at last count, I have two dozen.

  3. I can laugh because the 'squeak! came from your playroom:)

    We memorized this poem when I was a wee girl in school, but I have not thought of it in years!! I read it to Victoria. She liked it:)

  4. What a wonderful idea ! Are those mice for sale at IKEA ? I almost bought a few but resisted.

    We have quite a few mice living in nooks and crannies around the poultry pens. As cute as they are and as much as I love to watch them, I do what I am able to keep their population down. The chickens help too, did you know chickens will catch the mice if they can and gobble them up ?
    I can imagine your granddaughter squealing at the sight of a mouse....

    1. As you can see, Kathy, I didn't resist. Since taking the photo, three more have appeared in the basket.