Monday, March 22, 2010

It Happened To Me

You know that section in your Parents magazine where moms tell stories about horrible things that happened to their children and how you should beware so the same thing doesn't happen to your child? I now have one of those stories.

Zhu Zhu Pets. When the sticker on them says, "Keep away from hair", it really means for you to keep them away from hair.

I was sitting in the van at Luke's school, about to go in and get him, when Eli starts screaming. I turn around, and it looks like the little hamster Grandma gave him last night is attacking his head. It's still making the animal noises and other random sounds it makes while it's eating Eli's hair! It has wheels on the bottom that, apparently, have traction on them, which can, if put on top of your head, stick to even the finest of baby hair and twist it into a nasty knot. Oh, and if this should happen to one of your children, the off button is on the top of the Zhu Zhu Pet, near its hind end. Would have been nice to know that before this little episode.

I had to holler for help at one of the moms passing by my van. (It wasn't hard to get her attention because she was already curiously looking in my direction since Eli was screaming bloody murder.) and ask her to go find some scissors to cut the beast out of Eli's hair and Oh, by the way, do you know how to cut the damn thing off?! (I was a little stressed.)

No one was permanently damaged. Eli wanted his "animal" back as soon as I got it off him. It will remain out of his reach for at least a little while. I made a new friend. (Did I mention I had never before spoken to the mom that helped me in my life, and I was too flustered to even be embarrassed.) All's well that ends well.

Just beware of Zhu Zhu Pets.

6 comments:

Pajama Mama said...

Is it ok that I'm still giggling about Eli's unfortunate event?

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh, how scary! Poor Eli (and Mommy)! Glad all is well :)

The Journey said...

A friend in need is a friend indeed!

At least you were in public and not at home by yourself. I think that would have been worse. Glad he is ok. How did the hair cut experience turn out?

BTW: I saw the Dateline special on the baby doll that eats and was eating hair... That is some scary mess. I can only imagine how you felt.

Hilliard Family said...

Lol! Gabby once got one of those little hand fans too close to her hair. And that was after me telling her ten times. Come to think of it, that was a grandparent gift as well...

Mama Cobb said...

This is horrible, but still I laughed out loud when I read the story (after gasping in horror first). :) Oh my! Watch out for those little creatures! I think you just convinced me not to buy one. Ever.

Okey-Dokey Doodlebugs said...

I was just viewing some blogs online and came across yours regarding the Zhu-Zhu pet and with my daughter having one herself, I was glad to have read your blog. Also, I noticed you were from Deland FL and my husband has a brother, sister and family in Deland. We usually go there on vacation (Daytona) in July every year. Just enjoyed your post that was all.