This is another true-from-my-life story on how two very different people manage to live together and even laugh!
My husband, Bob and I went on a shopping extravaganza to our small town "mall" (Family Dollar) for something really boring like dog food or detergent. I was delighted to discover some charming garden personalities that stole my heart. I just thought they were so cute, and decided I had to have a couple. Then, after rethinking it and being blown away by the adorableness of them, I decided I would purchase the entire six pack of creatures. After all, it was the Family Dollar and these "garden personalities" were not a huge investment. I envisioned the way I could fru-fru them up a bit, maybe paint a few polka-dots, add some glitz, hot glue some ribbon embellishments. The possibilities were endless.
With great excitement I met Bob at the check out counter with three of these precious couples. Bob was not so thrilled with the six pack of garden mice. I thought I would never hear the end of it. I described in detail how I could bejewel the girl mouse's dress with my Marie Osmond Glitz Gun, and add some Martha Stewart glitter to the mister's gnome hat. I assured Bob once I had these rodents "glammed" up a bit I could sell them online, double our money, and he would regret the grief he was dishing out. Bob stubbornly remained blind to the vision I cast. So, as the days went by, I decided to try to win him over. How could anybody resist the faces of these creatures?
I began to sit them in unexpected places at random times...perhaps in his recliner, or by his toothpaste in the morning, and it usually got a laugh.
Then, he began to do the same with me.
It was sort of a silly way to say, "You have been moused! I'm thinking of you and wanted to make you smile."
This past Sunday, Bob brought Mrs. Mouse to church and sat her in a chair for Small Group time! It made me laugh. We got to thinking how much fun we had with this silliness and decided to continue on with our class. We would start "mousing" the members of our Sunday School Class. It is just a little something fun to do in a life that is often full of bills, illnesses, and other stresses.
We have told our friends...at some time in the future...it may be a year from now...when you least expect it....you may get moused! If you get moused, you need to take a quick picture of where you got moused and I will post it. Then, they need to find another member in the class to mouse! They can leave a little note, if they choose, to let them know by whom they were moused. Or it can be an anonymous mousing. This is to let our friends know in Small Group we care about them and wanted to make them smile. (We also said NO breaking and entering as we all want to remain friends!) Eventually, hopefully everybody will be able to say...
I wanted to pass this on to you, as maybe you might want to adapt something like this in your family, workplace, or church. Sometimes life gets so serious, it is good to have a good laugh!