Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Squeaky Wheel

It’s true; the squeaky wheel gets the grease. What you don’t usually hear, however, is that before the squeaky wheel gets the grease, the squeaky wheel keeps you up all night. Or to be more specific, the squeaky wheel keeps you up all night unless you are younger than 10, or male.

Like all hamsters, Ethan’s little ball of fluff is nocturnal. As mentioned on this blog before, hamsters run a lot. Sometimes up to 5 miles a night. I wouldn’t have believed that before last night when the constant, squeak…squeak…squeak persisted for hours.

I moved the hamster to the kids bathroom and shut the door, but it didn’t seem to help at all. I laid in bed trying to figure out how to put more distance between me and that rodent! Honestly, the squeak was pretty faint. I should have been able to fall asleep despite its annoying constancy. I can fall asleep to the sound of rain quite easily, why not this quiet little squeak? Maybe I could pretend the squeak was frogs in the springtime or crickets in the summer. Those sounds would be almost relaxing.

Oh have mercy! The squeaking! And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, Robert started snoring.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

This is perfect. Everyone knows that Santa only gives you presents if you're asleep when he gets there. Hamster doesn't deserve presents if he's going to be up all night.