Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We've Been Hit...

with SILLY BANDZ!!! 

The babysitter was on vacation last week and when she returned, she brought a truckload of these crazy bracelets for all of the kids.  You know, there has been a lot of talk about these bracelets lately and I never understood the problem.  Teachers were wanting the banned from the classroom!  In my mind, I compared them to the Lip Smackers necklaces that were all the rage when I was in junior high.
I remember my friends and I had probably 20 of these little lip balms hanging from a shoe string around our necks. We were SO COOL.
So what is the big deal with Silly Bandz?  The are basically rubber bands that come in various shapes and colors.

Why all of the controversy?  WELL, I understand and am backing them with full support!  Last night, instead of eating dinner, Jaden looked at her Silly Bandz.  She played with her Silly Bandz.  She completely, 100% tuned us out.  She was not hearing a word we were saying.  She was mesmerized by her Silly Bandz.  We tried taking them away but then she went into a pre-meltdown and we figured it wasn't worth it.  So, Mike and I ate our dinner and Jaden played with her Silly Bandz... and ate probably 3 bites of her hot dog.  We have a new rule now.  Silly Bandz are for wearing to the babysitter's ONLY.  Before dinner, they go into a baggie.
She is then allowed to play with them after dinner if she wants to but they stay in the bag, on the kitchen counter at night.  Then, in the morning after breakfast, she can load her arms with her precious bandz.
Are they cool or what?  Have any of you run into problems with these pesky things?


Jenny said...

I have been wondering when she would jump on the BANDwagon! she is so cool!
and yes, i remember the lip smackers! drove me CRAZY!!! hmmmm....what goes around comes around hehe

Laura said...

Yep! Sarah is infatuated with Silly Bands too. They have been banned from the Y because kids were getting into fights over them. Ridiculous!! (But wish it had been my invention!)

Kristen said...

they are no big deal around here, I haven't ever seen a kid wearing them! Good luck!

Lora said...

I never heard of them until your post. They are very cute. I can see how they can be distracting though.

a H.I.T. said...

I still don't understand the obsession with them... I think it means I'm officially old.