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Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Glue

Early this morning, around 6:00a.m, Albert brought Isaiah into our room. I thought at first, he was just telling me to keep him in our bed so he didn't disturb all the children not yet awake. As I pulled him over to me, Albert motioned for me to look at his face. I peered closer and noticed a thick, white film, much like icing, coating his face, arms, legs, and worst of all his hair. Elmer's school glue. The evidence was discovered next to his bed, in the form of an empty bottle missing its top. I pulled on some of it and it peeled off like a second skin. But the portion that was coating his eyebrows and hair was a different story. If I peeled, the effect would be much like waxing his eyebrows...the entire eyebrow...not a great look for a 2 year old boy. As the morning wore on, it has become easier to peel. So far, I've gotten most of it off his face, arms and legs, and have indeed salvaged the eyebrows. Some pieces of it come out of his hair, though painfully but much remains. After nap, we will be soaking in a warm bath to see what happens then. I get the feeling that worst case scenario, in a day or two, it will peel out easily on its own. What a mess.
I had called the pediatrician to ask if they knew of any solution that would easily remove glue from hair and skin without having to pull. They advised me to call poison controll. I told them that infact, I could not call poison controll due to too many calls in the last year and a fear of DFS visiting our home if I had to call one more time. They got a huge laugh out of this. I did not.

5 comments:

Sharlene said...

Oh. My. Gosh

BoufMom9 said...

Holy crap! Only you Ang. only you. (although, for some reason, i will not tell why, i know that coating his hair with peanut butter and washing it out, should help....don't ask!)

Anonymous said...

Trying to figure out how to help...found out you can use acetone-based fingernail polish remover on super glue. Did find out that glue soothes scorched skin...and that you can use it to exfoliate skin...hope you can figure out how to get it off!

16 blessings'mom said...

Yeah, who can I complain to about Poision Control, anyway? I called them once when my 14 or 15 year old son took cold medicine by the tablespoon instead of teaspoon, right under my nose...(MOM, I KNOW what I'm doing!") The nice lady at P.C. told me,"HE should NOT have taken so much, and not by himself!" No kidding! If I wanted a lecture, I would've called my mother....I just needed to know if we had to induce vomiting to take him to the E.R.....those ladies are so judgemental! My kids haven't done the glue thing yet, fluff, Vaseline, toothpaste....but not glue yet...

Natalie said...

Oh man, yeah why do they laugh when you're totally being serious? Hope it all comes out :)

Natalie

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