Monday, April 19, 2010
Crazy for Silly Bandz
Has the Silly Bandz craze hit your kids yet? Do you even know what it is? I wrote an article at Newtown Patch explaining it, and I'd love for you to check it out.
Like everything my dear sweet enthusiastic tween daughter does, she has jumped into this with gusto. For some people having 4 or 5 -- or 8 -- is enough, but not Amanda. She's collected a lot of them, and wants more! As I said in the article, they trade them, and so as a reasonable mom, I don't understand why however many she has is not enough. If she wants one that she doesn't have, she can trade one of the many she does have for this new one, right? She doesn't really need more. But that's just me. I'm pragmatic. Even when I was her age, I didn't really jump into all the fads with both feet. Do remember Gummy Bears? They were a rare exotic import in my junior high years. People would lick them and stick them to their polo shirts as an emblem. That's weird. Because I didn't really care too much, I can't even remember other fads. Can you? What fads swept your elementary and middle schools when you were growing up?
Anyway--back to the Silly Bandz. Because she wants more, as a mom, I am on the hunt for them. They sell out quickly, but I discovered a secret: amazon.com sells Silly Bandz. They cost just about the same, and most of the companies offer free shipping. So, not only can I get them, but I was able to get her a very in-demand pack of the Rock Bandz.
If it hasn't come your way -- to your elementary school aged kid, or middle schooler, it will, and you can say you heard it here first. But I really am curious -- are your kids or their friends wearing and trading Silly Bandz?