"Hey. I hate to tell you this, but I have some bad news." Kevin didn't sound happy.
"What? What happened??!" I couldn't imagine.
"Well, I think Clara's getting a haircut when you get home."
"She got silly putty in her hair and it's not coming out."
Ok. Silly putty. Fortunately, the topic of gum in the hair had just come up at the studio last week...
"Put some peanut butter in it, and I'll be home soon. I only have 2 more things on my list."
"It's supposed to help. Just put it in, and I'll take over when I get home."
So, I finish up the shopping & head home. I'm trying not to panic while having visions of those precious red curls lying in a pile in the floor. I must admit, there was a slight tightening of the chest.
I came home to a blubbering child with puffy teared eyes and green silly putty mixed with peanut butter goop in her hair. While Kevin brought in the groceries, we work on getting it out - not working all that well. So, I go to Google. Did you know a whole slew of sites came up when I typed in "Getting silly putty out of hair"? Amazing. The online consensus was olive oil, so I glopped some of that on there and started in again with the comb. It worked!! Several lather, rince, repeats later, we had perfectly clean putty-free hair! YAY! Crisis avoided.