My oldest son has discovered gum.
After getting over the initial fear of him swallowing it without chewing, I decided to cave in to his persistent queries and hand over a piece of gum. Nothing fancy, just a bit of Orbit Winterfresh.
Turns out he loved it and now asks for it for dessert.
Hmmm... Let's see..... Sugarfree? Cleans his teeth? Gives him fresh breath? And better, it's a replacement for cookies? SIGN ME UP!
And then the inevitable happened.
As I was attempting to motivate him into getting dressed in the morning instead of staring slack-jawed at the TV, I noticed something.
Something in his hair.
It was sticky. Kinda chewy.....
Gum had somehow gotten in his hair.
My wife cheerfully let me know that peanut butter would help it get it out, but failed to mention how I could convince my 6-year old that having it spread into his hair right before school would be a good thing. Although to be fair, I wasn't totally convinced that the uber chunky peanut butter(what ever happened to regular chunky? I never signed up for "extreme peanut butter!) we had would work anyway...
So I pulled. And I cut.
And my son is getting a haircut tonight.