Monday, November 16, 2009

When flour and child collide

You all know that when they are quiet you're in trouble right? Well yesterday it was a doozy of one.

Yes he's wearing shorts, no it's not that warm here, he picked them out himself.

Now I have to say that it was pretty funny. I've heard this story about how I baby powdered my bedroom TWICE as a child so having my son flour the kitchen while I was in the next room was rather amusing.

So Mike grabs the shop vac and starts vacuuming. I strip the kid down and get him in the tub. Gabe used to hate the tub but now he thinks it's fun. That is unless we have to wash his hair.

Of course with that amount of flour he did need his hair washed. I have to hold him down and do it while the conversation goes like this:

Me: Honey it's okay it's just water
Gabe: No momma, no no no OWWWWWWW
Me: Gabe it doesn't hurt it's just water
Gabe: OWWWW NO NO NO NO (insert cringing down here as well)
Me: well silly if you hadn't put flour in your hair we wouldn't have to wash it again
Gabe: Flour? Hair? (giggling)
Me: Okay gotta rinse
Gabe: No momma no no no no no hair, no wet!
Me: Okay all done
Gabe: no more momma

I have no idea why he hates it. I don't even have to have soap for him to yell. I admit most of the time I just wipe it down with a damp cloth he hates it so much. I don't have any idea how to fix it either. I feel horrible because he really does seem TERRIFIED of the water on his head. It's not in his eyes even. I can get the back of his head wet and he screams like that. Anyone with ideas that can help him?

Other than the hair washing/screaming the afternoon was pretty funny though and I was amused because kids will be kids.


  1. How cute! I have to tell you Mel, Joe has taken to saying "ow" all the time now, too. It's odd. For things that couldn't possibly hurt. I wonder if it's a stage?

    I'm sorry, I don't know how to help with the water over the head thing. I've always been afraid my kids would fear this, so I always dump buckets of water on them. It works for us. That said, nothing else does lol

  2. I'm afraid that's how this happened. I dumped water over his head too and now he's terrified. He's okay in the pool if he gets splashed or even goes under but in the tub it's this horrible painful thing. It's very weird.