Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sam's "Kind" Mousetrap

So, our delightful Sam was very busy this weekend at his art table apparently devising the world's first "kind" mousetrap. Let me digress a moment. We don't have a mouse problem at our home, knock on wood. And although Sam is an animal FANATIC, he seems to find no qualms about hunting animals. So we're not sure where this whole responsible extermination idea evolved from. I hope my pictures do it justice.


When I asked Sam to explain his idea, he said that he made the trap look like a clubhouse...a cool place where mice would want to hang out and eat cheese. So they would voluntarily enter the trap through the font door.


The mouse will believe that he is in for a grand 'ole time until he looks at the wall on the inside of the trap where the back side of the door is. The monster's mouth is covering the door, frightening the mouse so badly that he won't be able leave back through the door.


And if that isn't enough to stop the mouse's escape, the sign on the floor meaning "do not leave, mouse" is sure to do the trick.

When Sam finds a mouse in his mousetrap, he plans on releasing him in the backyard. Easy. PETA would be proud.

21 comments:

Bonnie B. said...

Genius. He will make millions.

Angela said...

Wow... that is the BEST... much more humane than Uncle Dave putting it in a black garbage bag and smashing it with a hammer on the garage floor... although, at least with Dave's way the mouse will probably not return. Way to go Sam!

Anonymous said...

A brilliant idea. And humane, too. Although, maybe Sam gives the mice a bit too much credit for
being smart. . . after all, they are only mice! Can mice read?

:) the grandma

crafty amy said...

I have to say that is one of the cutest stories I ahve read in a while!

Thanks for sharing!
Amy

jennwa said...

That is a great mouse trap, I love it.

April said...

He MUST get his brains from his mom. I do believe I once saw a list for making a swimming pool in the back yard that went something like this:

1. Dig a hole
2. Find somewhere to put all the dirt...

SO CUTE!

Cocoa said...

I'd be scared of the monster face! What a really great mouse trap.

Camie said...

This is absolutely fool proof! Way to go sam. I think he should market them :)

Walkers said...

Very creative kids you have. That is such a great way to get a mouse!

Ashlee said...

What a very smart little boy. My son and nephews tried to catch a mouse once. Kids are hilarious with their thought processes.

Kristi said...

Sam is so creative! I love his thought process and his artwork!! I also love that you took pictures, so that you can always remember what he made.

Albanie said...

What an artist! What a thinker! What a mastermind! I'll take one if I ever have the mouse problem!

Garrett Gang said...

I sense a future millionare inventor...

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Ha ha ah! That is amazing! sell it on the Home Shopping Network

BeckyRuss said...

What an awesome mouse trap! The picture's inside are sure to scare the mouse from moving once he's inside. What a creative idea--Sam, you rock!

Montay said...

Kids say and do the darndest things

Liz said...

Sam the wonderkid!!

kathleener said...

waaaaayyyy too funny! what a creative mind! it would be a trap worthy of pinky and the brain :-)

kathleener said...

ps thanks for the running pages! i'm excited to get started! let's run this summer!

Tip Junkie said...

Too cute. You've won an award over on my blog. Thanks for the inspriation.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ha ha ha. The adorable brilliance of this is amazing.