Reid has an unusual talent.
He has a unique ability to get whatever he is eating stuck in his hair.
The weird thing is that he is not a messy eater. In fact, he is quite a clean eater and when he is done he looks perfectly tidy until you try to comb his hair.
Ouch because what is usually in his hair is not easily removed…especially with a comb.
Syrup from pancakes, syrup from waffles, jelly from toast, chocolate sauce from ice cream and honey from thin air all seem to find their way to the top of Reid’s mop.
I took the boys for a haircut yesterday. Before I went I combed through their hair so they would look presentable. While working on Reid’s hair I noticed several patches of post-breakfast stickiness. I rinsed his head with water before combing through it on our way out the door. I thought I had gotten it all.
After Reid’s haircut I joked, “Did you cut all the syrup off?”
To which the lady who did the cut looked at me weirdly and replied, “Oh! I was wondering what that was.”
Since the boys take a bath every evening before bed, I usually try to have Reid wash his hair nightly. After a good shampoo it seems to be easier to get a comb through his wet hair before bed. I figure it gives his hair about 10 hours of cleanliness a day which isn’t bad.
The other night I was tucking him in and noticed something hanging from his hair.
He has NOT eaten since his bath.
What could possibly be in the hair that I assisted in washing mere moments before?