When Mandy got into a tub of sticky, greasy, Bag Balm, it was the most difficult mess I've ever had to clean.
Well meaning people suggested cures such as soaking her head in kerosene or gasoline. I tried adult shampoo and bar soap and it didn't touch the goop in her hair. I was ready to try the fuel idea. But then I discovered that dishwashing soap worked pretty well when well rinsed from her hair. I probably washed her hair 30-40 times in the 3 days before Easter.
While the Bag Balm was the hardest mess to clean, it wasn't the grossest of 2009. That honor belongs to one morning of exploding vomit and diarrhea by both of my girls in the car and the tub. I'm still not ready to laugh about it. Just be glad I don't have pictures.