Michael (4) often likes his hair spiked up with gel; he thinks he looks especially dangerous this way (he does.) The other day, however, he tried to spike up his hair himself -- with chewing gum.
Michelle found him in the bathroom trying to get it out; naturally it was a mess. Fortunately, Michelle knows the secret Mommy tricks to getting it out (soynut butter) so no hair had to be cut.
I don't think he'll be doing that again any time soon.