18-month-old Maisie Saward was apparently trying to imitate her father gelling his hair.
One naughty toddler was left looking like Pennywise the clown after covering her ginger locks with depilatory cream, leaving a huge bald spot, reported Daily Mail. Maisie Saward, from Blackfield, Hampshire managed to go inside the bathroom unnoticed and picked up the wrong tube while trying to mimic her dad, Luke Saward, gelling his hair. Once her father realized his daughter was smearing Superdrug hair remover cream across her head, he tried washing the cream out, but it was already too late.
Toddler ends up looking like Pennywise from horror film It after getting her hands on hair removal cream https://t.co/cnn4m2JQdw— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) October 12, 2020
The toddler's beautiful fringes were all but gone and the hilarious pictures of the child looking like Pennywise went viral on social media. Maisie's mother, Kirsty, was shocked when she came back home from work and saw her daughter. Even their family members compared Maisie's new look to Pennywise, who is known for his large forehead and ginger locks that are seen from his otherwise bald scalp in the movie It.
How irresponsible are his parents. Disgraceful leaving something like that lying aboutI saw this on the Sun app and thought you'd be interested— happyhaggis1958 (@scottf646) October 12, 2020
Toddler left looking like Pennywise after smearing head with hair removal creamhttps://t.co/AfDxKPIykD
Kirsty, who is a mother of three, says Maisie is in love with her new look. However, her concerned parents have tried hiding her bald spot by pinning hair across it. She 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."
there is some stuff you just don't keep in your house when you have a toddler— Andreay (@ANDREAREADSBOOK) October 12, 2020
She continued, "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."
I prefer this kind of news nowadays. Good work.— Sshuib00 (@DudeYumi) October 12, 2020
After her look went viral, Maisie's parents are now seriously considering dressing their daughter up as Pennywise for Halloween. Needless to say, from now on, they will keep the hair removing cream away from Maisie and her twin sister Eva, who are always getting up to mischief together. 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."
UK: A toddler named Maisie Saward from Hampshire rubbed hair removal cream on her head and completely removed her three inch fringe after crawling into the bathroom unnoticed. The parents are now considering letting Maisie play Pennywise The Clown for Halloween. pic.twitter.com/6xfCNbi2X4— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) October 12, 2020
But taking care of their oldest child, Ollie, is no easy feat either. Kirsty concluded, saying, "Me and Luke felt a bit of a failure for not keeping these things out of her way. But once I’d realized 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."