A Tangled Mess

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When you have two kids playing and laughing and they become suddenly quiet followed by a "shhh" and a whimpering sound, it's never a good thing. Have I ever told you the awful truth about being a parent is having to think fast on your feet when your child presents you with one of those "OMG" problems? You also find yourself repeating this same question to your child a million time: What in the world were you thinking?! 


Last night, my eldest daughter decided to style her little sister's hair. They have this "hair salon" game that they play all the time. I could hear laughter coming out from their bedroom while I was watching my TV show. I thought I heard a gasp and then my girls were quiet. Too quiet as a matter of fact. I lowered the TV volume and listened to whatever sound that was coming from their bedroom. I heard a whimper and the whimper got a little louder. The bedroom door swung open and my youngest daughter walked out and showed me this tangled mess. I had already untangled some of the hair from the comb before this picture was taken.

The hair was so tightly secured onto the comb, it stayed put on top of her head. I spent about 30 minutes slowly pulling a bit of hair at a time from the comb but it was just stuck! All the while, my youngest daughter asked if I was going to cut off the tangled hair. She was scared. I felt helpless. Finally, my husband broke the comb in half to loosen the tangle from the center. Phew! Our other option was to cut some hair out. Glad we didn't end  up needing to do that! I hope this will help any parents out there who find themselves in this tangled mess.

25 comments:

Lazy Pineapple said...

Raising kids is sure a challenging job...I have done something similar when I was younger..now I know how my mom must have felt at that time..

I am glad..all turned out fine...

Ummie said...

Lucky there's man around, the saviour.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh my! A tangled mess indeed. Glad that you were able to get her un-tangled.

Reminds me of the time I put bubble gum on my brother's hair... My mom just had to snip off that chunk!

Mr. Stupid said...

Oh. Glad the Tangled Mess ended with no cutting of hair.

ModernMom said...

Oh my goodness! Smart move to break the comb. (I dread the whispering...means trouble lol)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Geee...i do not know whether to feel sorry or laugh about it.

Veronica Lee said...

Ouch!! Reminds me of the time when my sisters and I stuck chewing gum on one another's hair!!

Yay, I see your posts on Google Reader now.

Sook said...

Yikes! That's no fun!

MaryAnne said...

Oh wow, that is quite the tangle! Glad you were able to break the comb instead of cutting hair, that's a trick I may need to remember someday =)

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Oh I'm having childhood flashbacks! I have really thick and curly hair, but my mom has really thin and straight hair. In other words, she had NO IDEA what to do with mine! I would scream when she brushed my hair, it was awful, and the comb always got stuck! glad you got it out :)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Good action that saved some hair!! When I was small, I fell from a table and had a gash on the back of my head. That was when my mum had to snip hair away to apply some black medicaton.

Muthering Heights said...

Oh wow! I'm glad you were able to undo that mess!

Gina F said...

RoseBelle, Oh MY! If this ever happens again do this put your daughter in the tub and wet the hair take a bottle of Conditioner and put it on the spot that is all tangled up. I promise you, you might use almost the whole bottle but the hair will get very slippery and just pull little by little and it will come loose slowly. My daughter did this about a month ago to me and I did this and it worked. Glad everything worked out though! :o)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

RoseBelle said...

@GinaF: Thank you for the advice. I thought about using olive oil to get the hair slippery but didn't use it because the hair was folded over each other that even when I pulled, it wouldn't loosen. It was so tightly wrapped into the comb. Will remember your advice. Hope there wouldn't be another episode!

AVCr8teur said...

The things kids get themselves into. At least you'll know they won't do that again.

Alicia said...

I would never have thought about breaking the comb in half!! LOL

Icy BC said...

Oh my goodness, I had those moments before when my children were smaller. Glad you un-tangle that mess..

Dora said...

I'm sure they'll still think it's good/funny to play hair salon AGAIN! hahaha... Anyway, luckily the incident ended without hair cutting or else the little girl may be sobbing.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rosebelle, ha ha, kids can make us laugh, same time make us panic....or the 'what the...'?
Never mind, one day you'll sit back and laugh when they in University.....

I too would get abit nervous when there's no sound coming from the kids room....ha ha.
Have fun and best regards, Lee.

Serline said...

Faced with any kind of Gordian Knot, I would simply redirect them to my hubby, who's always up for a challenge or two...

Ebie said...

Yeah, silence means trouble! Good thinking for Daddy to untangle the mess.

Take care!

Ryhen Satch said...

That's some marvelous feat of engineering you got there. I can't even imagine how the comb got stuck in her hair like that. Our kids are evolving way too fast.

Cheryl said...

Oh dear! My daughter had "tried" to style her hair one time and it almost looked like this. And sometimes she would style mine and I would have to work and work to get it untangled!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I rolled a plastic brush all the way up to my scalp as a little girl. My mom pulled it out with major effort. She never batted an eye. I can't imagine being so calm!

Glad you got it out without making your daughter bald!

TK said...

Girls love to play hair salon game so much. I loved doing it too when I was a kid. My daughter also love to style my hair but I would always ask her to stop before my hair got tangled!I know the risks!

I would be panicked if I were in the situation. Breaking the comb into two is a brilliant idea! I would never think about it if i were in the situation..