Shouldn't have tried during the day. That's like throwing money away. I did this when I got my first python, burned through 10 fuzzies in a fortnight with no success, was mega annoyed but it was all my fault. Then I started breeding my own mice so I'd never have to buy them again. Lol Your python is nocturnal, don't attempt to feed it in the day at all, not until it's regularly smashing its food. Snakes are deaf, wouldn't have heard the commotion with your wife and kids.