I handed Parker over to Ashley this afternoon so that I could run to the bathroom. I came back and found this huge clump of gunk in Parker’s hair. At first I thought it was a spider, and I totally freaked out. (I don’t like spiders.)
After I figured out it wasn’t a spider, I asked her what happened. She said that Lucy climbed up on the couch beside her and bumped her. When Lucy bumped her, the gum in her mouth fell into Parker’s hair. When she tried to get it out, it just made it worse.
I panicked, thinking that we were going to have to cut Parker’s sweet hair. Then I remembered the Peanut butter trick – only I didn’t want to expose Parker to peanut butter yet, even if it was just on his head and not in his mouth. I remembered how well canola oil had worked on his cradle cap, so I soaked the clump with canola oil, let it sit for 15 minutes, then used the brush and the sprayer on the kitchen sink to wash it out.
It slipped right out, and thank heavens you can’t even tell there was gum in there. Whew!