What Not To Do In A Jacuzzi Tub
This is possibly the stupidest thing I have ever done as a parent.
Gabe and Lana were both taking a bath in the jacuzzi tub in Husband and my bathroom.
The like to use the jacuzzi tub because it is larger and deeper than the tub in their bathroom.
I went to pull Lana out of the tub and I noticed that I wasn't feeling like her hair was rinsed very well, but, I was tired and not feeling great and I contemplated letting it go. (Yes, bad bad mommy.)
But, when I got her fully out of the tub, I saw it was still FULL of bubbles in the back, so, I said, "Lana, just jump back in for two seconds and stick your head under the water and shake it around." (Yes, I was being lazy. I am a horrible person.)
Unfortunately, I had pulled up the plug and the water was draining.
We live in a new house (four years old) and the drains and the plumbing still work very efficiently.
So, when Lana jumped into the tub and laid down to rinse her hair....
THE DRAIN SUCKED HER LONG HAIR DOWN THE DRAIN AND PULLED LANA'S HEAD TO THE FLOOR OF THE TUB.
Now, fortunately, the tub was draining very quickly, and I grabbed Lana's head to keep it above the water as it was draining, but, SHE WAS STUCK. Her hair was being pulled down the drain by the water rushing out of the drain, and then it got tangled in the plug mechanism, and I was screaming for Gabe to go get Husband from downstairs, and Lana was just screaming (because she was terrified and because it hurt!)
Husband came running upstairs and jumped in the tub fully clothed and began pulling Lana's hair out of the drain strand by strand while I held her head and pulled it forward.
It was NOT a fun time.
And believe me, her hair was a MESS of tangles when we finally got it out of the drain. (And, a mess, in general.)
After another washing, and soothing of tears (Lana's and mine) - all of us were in our jammies and curled up in bed together in the guest room watching Tom and Jerry. Gabriel turned to Lana and said, with a very very serious look on his face,
"Lana. That was really scary when you're hair went down the drain."
And Lana said, "It was Gabe. It was."
Truer words have not been spoken.
Moral of the story - DO NOT LET your long haired daughter lay down in the tub to rinse her hair if the drain is open.