Should your teen daughter come running up the stairs exclaiming there is a bat in the basement, you should first send down your 12-year-old son to close all the doors so it doesn't come upstairs. Make him do it as he is young and doesn't know better. Next, call your husband on his cell phone and screech into the phone that he needs to speed it up and get home to rid your house of the flying rat. He won't know exactly what you're saying due to the excitement in your voice, but he'll speed it up as he is afraid you've lost your mind. While waiting, have another kid google, "how do you catch a bat indoors." Print it out so you're ready to hand it to your husband when he walks in the door. Also have a cardboard box and any other needed supplies ready for him. Tell him, "I'd love to help you honey, but the website said that it's a one-person job and I don't want to get in your way. I'm only thinking of you." Then go hide in your bedroom until the children come and tell you it's all clear.
And make sure the kids keep the sliding doors closed from now on!