A plea for help in finding this Maileg Mouse!(234 Posts)
I can't bear it any longer!
DD7 lost her dear, much loved Maileg Mouse on our camping trip last year in France. She broke her heart and even tonight, we had some tears (she's also tired and strung out with tonsillitis, so very much run down). I've attempted many times to find a replacement online but no luck. They do still sell them, but with varying themes and styles.
DD's mouse looks very much like this one, but a browny mouse with brown/faun clothes instead of pink. I've searched everywhere and my only hope really is ebay so I keep checking. The other hope is that someone out there has one that's sitting and not really adored, and is willing to sell it to me!
What a wonderful story. I've only just seen this thread, but my DD2 was born right in the middle of the action (22nd of April). Her name? Matilda! (smile)
I never knew how this thread ended - so happy it ended so beautifully I love MN when it's like this
[Hugs all round for the 'vipers' x]
I missed this too. What a beautiful story. It's like a roller coaster of a story with a fantastic ending. Hope you and your wonderful family are well and little Matilda is firmly still in her grasp! If you want me to ever send a postcard from Matilda's friend, then let me know. X
I've only just seen this too- it made me cry!
We got a maileg pixie for our "Elf on the Shelf" last year and DS adored him. He was a naughty pixie but DS forgave all bad behaviour including racing his precious dinosaurs. On Christmas Eve, my plan was that the pixie would return to the North Pole, leaving behind a fabulous box of treats for us all and we'd spend a lovely Christmas Eve, in our new pjs, watching a new DVD and eating the delicious snacks. What actually happened was that DS, upon spotting the bag of delights, immediately twigged that his beloved elf had gone and completely and utterly broke down, sobbing in a desperate and heartbroken way. My stoic, stern DH also burst into tears at which point I lost it and my fabulous planned Christmas Eve descended into utter despair. After about 40 minutes of crying, DH looked at me imploringly and mouthed "I can't do this" through his tears, we then managed to convince DS that his elf would want him to at least put his new special pjs on and when he finally settled to watch the new DVD, occasionally stifling a new sob, I sneaked upstairs to liberate the elf from the cupboard and place it back on DS's pillow. When he finally went up to bed, still red-eyed and sad, he spotted the elf, burst into tears again and shrieked "He came back!! He came back because he knew how much I loved him and missed him!" Cue DH and I bursting into fresh tears and many happy hugs. Needless to say, the elf has remained with us all year although (luckily!) his magic has waned somewhat so he doesn't get up to too much mischief. DS thinks he'll get his magic back as Christmas approaches- I think he may be right!
I think he may also be joined by a girl elf and possibly even a mouse (who've been in the Christmas cupboard since January!)
I've only just stumbled across this, but wish I'd seen it in real time. I actually have that exact same mouse that I bought for DD2 for her 2nd bday back in 2011. She was never really that bothered with it so it's still in excellent condition.
Glad there was a happy ending though - the kindness of strangers is a powerful thing
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