Mom’s side of the story: A bug got into the house overnight.
Miss Newton and Tessa: ewwww!
Seth and Maxx: *yawn*
Quint and Olivia: What’s a bug?
Pia’s version: OMC, this huge multi-legged behemoth with googly-eyes creepy-crawled its way inside to eat us big cats!
Mom: It was a weevel. Tiny, brown, a baby, practically non-existent.
Miss Newton and Tessa: Double ewwww!
Seth and Maxx: *yawn* oh wait, food?
Quint and Olivia: Mom, Pia’s confusing us with her big words again!
Pia: I heard it gnawing its way through the front door for hours last night. How could the rest of you sleep through that racket?!? Anyway, once inside, it thumped around a bit and just as it was about to raid the refrigerator, I sneaked up behind the beast and *whapped* it! And then I *whapped* it again just like this so it’d know who was boss!
Mom, Seth, Maxx, Miss Newton, Tessa, Quint and Olivia: ???
Pia: A terrible fight ensued. Furniture, fur and antenna were flying. I headbutted the creature time and time again to no avail. It just would not relent. Finally, just as I thought my goose was cooked, I gathered my remaining strength and gave it a snarl that should have woken everyone from the very deepest of slumber. Only, no one came to help! So I laid a paw on the wretched monstrosity to snuff out its existence. After that, I had to nap. I was exhausted from battle.
Miss Newton: *rolls eyes, saunters away*
Tessa: Lemma sniff your paws.
Seth and Maxx: You woke us up to tell us this and you didn’t even eat it?
Quint and Olivia: Wow! Pia, you’re like a hero!
Mom: In the morning, I picked it up with a tissue and tossed it back outside where it belonged.
Pia: But only because I subdued it first.
Mom: Okay, Pia, if you say so. Thank you for being such a brave girl.