Let’s say you have a Halloween decoration — a skull on a stick, so festive! — and your 5yo son pokes his finger through the eye hole just because it’s there and he can. And then his finger gets stuck, so he screams bloody murder until Mom comes running to get him unstuck.
She tries to twist his finger free. More screeching.
She tries ice to shrink the finger. Even more screeching.
She tries soap and water to slide the finger out. Screeching AND splashing.
She tries cooking spray. Just messy.
Finally, she tries Vaseline — also messy, but it works. The finger is finally free.
And he says, “Last time Dad got my finger out right away.” Wait. LAST time?!