18-month-old toddler entered the bathroom and applied hair gel in an attempt to look like her father. Yet, she took the wrong tube, and she used hair removal cream instead!
We all have our role models in life, and in the case of toddlers, they are their parents! Yet, the attempt to look like her father made one 18-month-old girl do a huge mistake! While she won’t remember it, her mother surely would!
This little girl, Maisie, of Hampshire, England, was home with her siblings and dad. At one point, her brother Ollie, 4, left the baby gate open in the living room, and this was a sign for Maisie and her twin Eva to start their adventure!
The girls went upstairs, and the naughty Maisie entered the bathroom, found her dad’s gel, and decided she wanted to copy him!
Yet, it turned out that it was the wrong tube, and she actually applied the Superdrug Hair Removal Cream on her hair!
Fortunately, things went well this time as her father came soon, otherwise, these creams can often pose serious health risks.
Unfortunately, mom wasn’t home, as she might have thought of a better solution to the problem.
The mother, Kristy, said:
“Rather than just shove her under the shower, Luke ran her a bath, got her changed and it took about 10 minutes before he even thought about taking it off.”
Kristy explains that when she called, her husband tried to tell her about the incident, but the phone broke up, and she guessed that Maisie “ got hold of some scissors.”
The father tried to wash the cream out, but when clumps of hair fell out when he shampooed the girl, he realized that Maisie had smeared the hair removal gel across her hair.
The result? The three-inch fringe of the girl was completely removed in the blunder, and her hairline now creep all the way to the center of her head!
When she came home, Kristy was in “pure shock”. Her daughter came to cuddle her, and the mom cried for an hour because she “absolutely loved her fringe [bangs].”
She was also mad at her husband and didn’t speak to him for a few hours. Yet, the next day, she started to see “ more of the funny side.” From a present point of view, everything looks funny. Mom has found a way to do a comb-over for their tot, which she admits that lasts only a while.
The girl likes to play with her new do! Her mom said that she found her new style “hilarious”, and as she was born with a full head of hair, she’s never been bald.
Now, the toddler “ keeps finding different surfaces to rub it up against because it feels funny.” Friends even got the idea to dress Maisie as Pennywise for Halloween, as her ginger locks and new hairline are just perfect for the costume!
“Maisie’s very independent, so we’ve always got to keep an eye on her to see what she’s up to. ‘Luke gets ready in the downstairs bathroom and Maisie sometimes goes in with him. The hair gel tube is the same shape as the hair removal cream, so she must have been trying to copy him. Somehow she’s managed to learn to unscrew tops off tubes and found the only tube of hair removal cream in the house.”
A tiny amount of hair has started to grow back, and the mother hopes that her girl won’t need to wear a hat when the weather gets warmer next year.
Yet, the whole incident taught her parents a valuable lesson. Kristy said:
“Me and Luke felt a bit of a failure for not keeping these things out of her way, but once I’d realized these things happen when you’ve got kids we felt a bit better about it. Parenting, especially with twins, isn’t easy, and if this makes even one other mum feel better then that’s great.”