When mom Laura Mazza walked into her young son's bedroom, she was horrified to see that he had a visitor: a mouse. As she hilariously put it in a Facebook post: "Stewart Little has decided to come in my house and set up camp near my son's drawers."
As Laura began calculating how she'd get the pesky critter out of there, she realized her young daughter was walking in the room — and right into the mouse's path. Panicking, she scooped her little girl up and carried her out of the room. She immediately called her husband in a fright.
She wrote, "He answers the phone and I say, 'Mouse.' I stutter because I'm terrified. This is no Mickey Mouse, okay. This is ratatouille but smaller, and he isn't making some delicious soup, he's gonna spray out pebble poo and make babies everywhere and in my son's ears and they'll crawl in my mouth."
Her husband, who found her predicament amusing, convinced her to go back in the room. But then she was even more horrified to see that creature was now dead. When realizing that her hubby wasn't going to be much help, she realized that this was all on her. So she bravely prepared for the worst.
"I take a couple of swigs of whiskey and say, 'Okay Laura, today is the day you will fight your biggest fear in life and remove a dead mouse from your house,'" she wrote.
But then came the unexpected — and hysterical — plot twist.
"I said this about 10 times in the mirror before and slapped myself a few times before I bolted down the door and went charging in like a knight in shining armour with a piece of paper screaming like the warrior woman I am and charge up onto this dead mouse in my house and I realize... I realize it's not a mouse."
Instead, it was her son's tiny toy leopard.
Understandably, Laura was debating whether she should ever tell a soul about this LOL-worthy mistake. But we're so glad she did — and judging from the 385,000 reactions on her Facebook post, many others are too. We needed this laugh today!
You can read the entire hilarious post for yourself below. Warning: strong language.