Momma Power

February 6th, 2009

More proof that you really shouldn’t mess with a mother — particularly not one who is a wee bit sleep deprived:

The other night, I was up with Miss Mouse at about 3am. I had just gotten her back to bed when the calm of the house was interrupted by a piercing high-pitched beep.

AAAACK! What the hell is that? (thought I)

I raced out of her room, closing the door behind me and hoping like mad that I could find the source before it woke her. Moments later I had identified the culprit — the control console for our security system. (Which we don’t actually use, thereby adding insult to injury.)

The real problem arose when I couldn’t figure out how to open the battery cover to replace the stupid things. I poked. I prodded. I broke a nail trying to pry it open. I bent a butter knife doing the same. The little “lift here for batteries” sign mocked me and I was not happy about it.

All the while, the beeping continued…

…until I ripped the entire console off the wall.

Problem solved. Mostly. There’s just the matter of the unsightly hole on the wall.

One response to “Momma Power”

  1. um, you frighten me just a little bit. and josh calls me stud. hmm…

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