Little Girl Is Left Looking Like Pennywise After Stealing Hair Removal Cream
If there's ever a lesson to be learned from taking things that don't belong to you, we think this little girl has learned the hard way.
Maisie Saward snuck into her family bathroom unnoticed last Friday 9th October, and came across her mum's tube of hair removal cream. Rather than keep crawling, the 18-month-old started smearing it across her head while trying to mimic her dad Luke Saward gelling his hair.
Once Luke realised what Maisie was up to, he tried to wash it out in the bath, but unfortunately was too late.
The result? Something reminiscent of Pennywise the Clown.
Maisie's three-inch fringe was completely removed in the blunder and hilarious pictures show the tot's hairline now creeping all the way to the centre of her head. It was family friends who noticed the resemblance between the tot and horror film clown Pennywise, who is famous for his large forehead and ginger locks flowing from his otherwise bald scalp.
Maisie's mum Kirsty Saward says she was in 'pure shock' when she realised what had happened, but has since come to see the funny side.
It's pretty hilarious, to be fair.
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Kirsty, from Blackfield, Hampshire, said: "I'd called Luke and he said 'Maisie's got no fringe left', but the phone broke up, so I just thought she'd got hold of some scissors.
"When I got home I was just in pure shock. She came and gave me a cuddle and I just cried for an hour because I absolutely loved her fringe.
"Rather than just shove her under the shower, [Luke] ran her a bath, got her changed and it took about 10 minutes before he even thought about taking it off.
"If I hadn't been out for so long maybe I'd have been able to deal with it myself. I didn't speak to him for a couple of hours, but the next day I started to see more of the funny side.
"Maisie found it hilarious and she still does. She was born with a full head of hair, so she's never been bald. She keeps finding different surfaces to rub it up against because it feels funny.
"When she gets tired, she rubs her bald patch, and every time I go to take a picture she bends her head down so you can see it. She's loving it.
"Someone even said we should dress her up as Pennywise for Halloween. That would have been a good idea if we could go trick or treating, so we enjoyed laughing at that."
While Maisie and her twin sister Eva would not normally have access to the bathroom, their older sibling Ollie had accidentally left the child security gate unlocked, allowing them to crawl upstairs and explore.
Kirsty added: "Maisie's very independent, so we've always got to keep an eye on her to see what she's up to.
"Luke gets ready in the downstairs bathroom and Maisie sometimes goes in with him. The hair gel tube is the same shape as the hair removal cream, so she must have been trying to copy him.
"Somehow she's managed to learn to unscrew tops off tubes and found the only tube of hair removal cream in the house.
"Me and Luke felt a bit of a failure for not keeping these things out of her way, but once I'd realised these things happen when you've got kids we felt a bit better about it.
"Parenting, especially with twins, isn't easy, and if this makes even one other mum feel better then that's great."
Luckily a bit of hair has now started to grow back, so she should be back looking like her normal self soon. Poor Maisie!
Featured Image Credit: Kennedy