School is out and Karin and I have an appointment at my house. First we will have a drink and grab a piece of candy. “Then I’ll show you my shed” i say to Karin.
Karin thinks that’s a good idea and I take the candy jar. “You can choose 3, Karin. I take 4 myself “
Karin and my mom don’t notice it anyway.
Karin is still working on her candy but I want to go outside so i say: ” come Karin, we are going to visit the Mumzels”
To which karin responds: ” Do we also need a jar to catch him? “
“I actually think that’s a good idea Karin”
So I call my mother: “Mom, do you have a jar for me?”
“Yes, they are in the cellar”my mother says.
So I grab a jar and walk to the shed with Karin.
“Where is he then?” asks Karin.
“Sssst… he was sitting there on top of that shelf overthere. He built a nest and down there were cookies and I saw the Mumzel last night”
Bram climbs on a cupboard to look at the nest. “It’s empty” shouts Bram “there are no Mumzels here!”
” I’m already busy looking in all the corners or behind the cupboards” Karin says.
“Karin, can you help me? I want to move this closet”
Together with Karin I push a large cupboard aside, it is very heavy. But It worked. Behind the cupboard is a lot of rubbish and a hole in the wall to the neighbour’s shed.
Could the Mumzel have gone in there? “Karin do you see that?What do you think?” Karin replies: “I think you’re right, Bram. I don’t think we’ll see another mumzel in your shed. Shall we go outside and play for a while? I’m done looking for mumzels”
I look disappointed at Karin but understand and decide to go outside with her . Would the Mumzel have left after the Mumzel was startled by me?
Karin went home after playing together for a while the evening had come again .. and another evening , more evenings , weeks , months every evening I lay in my bed waiting for a long time to hear mumzels. During the day I go to the barn but no mumzel was there when I put down cookies. The cookies stayed where they are.
It was the first and last time I had seen a numzel as a small child.. years went by and I got older … I was so disappointed i didn’t see a mumzel that I kind of forgot about them over time. .