Friday, March 26, 2010

Violet Beauregard

Remember her?

The gum chewing girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

I do not {heart} her. Or her gum chewing ways.

Not a fan. Nope.
I have banned my kids from chewing gum for the most part. My oldest daughters at ages 7 & 5 have only been allowed to chew gum a handful of times.

Until recently. I let up on my ban of gum chewing. If they were given some, I let them partake as they wished, as they finally seemed to have mastered the whole concept of CHEWING gum, not swallowing gum.

In fact I have occasionally allowed them to take a piece of gum out of my own pack that i keep in my purse for the occasional "wow, my breath is really bad, i need some gum" moments.

I did such a thing earlier this week....

THIS was the result:

Around dinner time I noticed DD #2 was messing with her hair a lot. As we sat down to eat, I asked her why she kept messing with her hair.

Her reply in a hardly audible whisper "there's gum in my hair."

"ugh, i TOLD you to keep it in your mouth and not play with it"
"i forgot"
"no, you didn't forget, you just didn't listen." muttering under my breath and big sigh.
"are you going to cut my hair like a boy?"
after dinner i google how to remove gum from hair. lots of options all including a lot of time and oily messes. considering my options, i get out the scissors.
snip, snip. problem solved. the top part of her hair covers where i cut. i'm sure the next time she gets her hair cut there may be some questions.
"so why did you put the gum in your hair???"
"i put it behind my ear. to save for later"
just like Violet Beauregard in the book we just finished reading together.
i do not {heart} Violet.
and as far as gum chewing privileges? the ban is back. (especially since my brutally honest DD #1 admitted to doing the same thing and just got lucky it didn't stick in her hair)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness Onita, I am CRACKING UP!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so stinkin' precious!!!!! I'm thrilled you took pictures of it. ha ha ha


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