Monday, December 7, 2009

ACK!!!! The Gak...

Now I have been ever so busy working on my "Mom of the Year" award. I am trying hard to be super cool, fun, and great...It isn't so hard to do right now since my kids are still so little but, it is exhausting.

When my 4 year old came to me with some Halloween "Gak" and wanted to play with it, my response was..."Of course, looks like fun." Note to self: Gak sucks. This is what I learned for the 10 minutes that my child played with Gak:

1. Gak really sucks.
2. When left unattended...Gak and child CAN become messy
3. Gak is somewhat easy to clean up.
4. Gak must be cleaned up otherwise this happens (please don't judge at how messy our dining room table is or the scraps of food on the floor...you should be looking at the Gak. It actually took me about 30 minutes to even notice the gak but, whatever).



5. Gak looks fun but, it, most certainly, sucks.
6. An older sister can really influence a younger sister to do things that she is not supposed to do (like...oh I don't know...stick the entire bag of gak on your head just to see what happens).
7. Gak CAN be fun except when it is stuck in a 4 year old's hair...then it is a pain in the ass!!!
8. Washing gak out of a 4 year olds hair is no picnic...you must pull on the gak to get it out, all the while, being careful to not pull out her hair (when angry..this is a bit difficult to do.)
9. Adult supervision is required with Gak!!!! DAMN IT...no more Gak. The last thing I want to do is be responsible to supervise my children!!!
10. I am well on my way to being Mother of the Year.

10 comments:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am sorry, but I am laughing!!!

peewee said...

I've never even HEARD of Gak and I don't wanna.

Counselormama said...

Yuck, what is that stuff made of? Hey call me, I miss you! (Not in a gay way or anything,and not that there's anything wrong with that).

Officer Droolie said...

My 5 year old just made himself a hat out of a big batch of homemade gak. For the next person who finds this page while frantically googling for a solution... White Vinegar. Probably any vinegar. When the white ran out we used apple cider vinegar. Put your kid in the shower, and give them a towel or something to cover their eyes. Vinegar is going to sting any cuts, so watch out for that. When you apply the vinegar, it will start to break down the gak and it starts to turn into a drippy mess. Work it around in the hair as best you can, then rinse and repeat.

arwen_tiw said...

Your blog came up in a Google search along the lines of how the heck to get gak out of the hair of my five year old daughter. Before I read this, I was furious. Now I'm laughing. Thankyou for quite possibly saving my five year old from a LOT of shouting (and to the last commenter who may have saved her hair from being shaved off). ;)

Monique LaCroix said...

My 2 children just got gak in their hair and the vinegar worked.
Thanks for the advice.

Monique LaCroix said...

Thanks my kids just got gak in their hair thought I would have to cut their hair. I tried the vinegar and it worked like a charm thanks

Panda Man said...

White vinegar worked like a charm! Thank you! Just soaked her hair in a bottle of it and slowly worked it out. Took 30 mins.

Mary Jacobson said...

Worked great!!

Mary Jacobson said...

Worked great!!