Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hair and Vaseline Don't Mix

Where to start.....Sometime in the last month or so Zander has changed from a kid that would run excitedly to the tub when bath time was mentioned to one who screams in fear and runs away...He also screams bloody murder when having his hair rinsed. I have no idea what happened to cause this change, but I've tried to be extra gentle and reassuring. Until yesterday. My fury at the Vaseline incident may have scarred him for life....

He found a container of Vaseline that I haven't seen or used since he was an infant. And washed my couch cushions with it. And smeared great globs of it in his hair and on his clothes. The clothes are in the trash. So is most of his hair. The cushions have been scrubbed, dried and then turned over. (Thankfully it was the old ugly couch.) Turns out shampoo will not wash the stuff out. The first two photos were taken after scraping as much stuff off as I could and then shampooing twice. I then tried dish soap, thinking, "Hey, this stuff removes baked on grease, it should work on Vaseline." Nope. Tried twice. No improvement. I decided the hair would have to go. So I combed it all up and took the clippers to it. Too greasy. I chopped it mostly off with scissors then went to the tub for more washings. Finally I got it out, but I had to use some Goop Off stuff we had to get paint off the wood floors....(Don't worry, I read the label, and it was safe, I just had to avoid his eyes-which I begrudgedly did.) Then I used the clippers to even the hair out, and then it was back into the tub for one last rinsing. Poor kid, but he got what he deserved!!!! Then I had to scrub the tub of the hair ring caused by the Vaseline now in the water.....sigh.

Love Payton's face in this....although he didn't get the stuff on his clothes or hair, he did help smear the couch and I suspect he opened the jar for Zander.

The new look. Little booger has no right to look so cute!

4 comments:

Coretta said...

Empathy. Icky stuff. Did you try the goo gone on the couch cusions. It should help some. That sucks though... but the little guy got what was coming... eheheh all the hair washing.

Heidi Burton said...

Unbelievable. I think Sierra once got Vaseline in her hair too, but it was only a few strands, thank goodness. I love the look on Payton's face, too.

Now Zander knows how a sheep feels. Hours and hours of washing and shearing!

Jayson, Megan, Dawson & Creed said...

My favorite is Payton's face!! That's great!! Poor Zander! Poor Michelle!

Carrian said...

OH MY GOODNESS! PLEAAAAAAAAAAAASE Dont let my Peyton do that. Michael and AMy once dumped a whole food storage jug of veggie oil on our carpet right when we moved into our old house in vancouver. Ew that's the first time I have had to say "old house... sad