Thursday, May 15, 2008

Poor Bertie Mouse!

My poor mom - she came down with a cold over 2 weeks ago and it unfortunately turned into a nasty sinus infection. She finally got to the doctor's yesterday and she's been well medicated so she can kick this thing before some big events coming up in the next few weeks. But when she called me at work yesterday to check in, while I knew it was her based on the phone number that came up, it sure didn't sound like her!! Because of the infection, she can only talk in a funny, high pitched voice and I got a good giggle out of it because she did kind of sound like a cartoon character.

So, when I got home, I told the kids about Bertie and how she sounded like Mickey Mouse. Well, that got them started. Caroline started singing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song and replaced some lyrics:

"It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Come inside because Bertie's inside!"

And then they started calling her "Bertie Mouse." After their baths, I thought I'd let the kids talk to her for a minute so I put the phone on speaker and dialed. Well, Bertie Mouse answered the phone and the kids were in giggles IMMEADIATELY! If you had seen the looks on their faces - it was just priceless. My mom talked to them and each time she did, they erupted in more giggles. While I know my mom is not feeling great, I'm sure she liked the fact that were getting some enjoyment out of her situation and that may have made her feel a little better.

So mom, I hope you're feeling better, but thanks for letting the kids talk to Bertie Mouse last night!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Bertie mouse sounds like it could stick, even after she recovers! I had a book when I was little about Big Bird spending the night with his Granny bird and since I always liked to spend the night with my grandma I started calling her Granny bird. It actually stuck for a long time!
I hope Bertie mouse feels better!