Thursday, June 10, 2010

One More Thing I Should Have Thought Of Because Now I'd Be Rich

Have you seen these things? 

They are called "Silly Bandz" or "Krazy Bandz" or some other foolish name that replaces an "s" with a "z" (annoying)  and they are sweeping the nation!  Or at least, our town.  Everyone from four year olds to college kids are clamoring for these things.  Little colored rubber bracelets in the shapes of dinosaurs or tiaras or sea creatures, etc, etc. 

First of all, are we in 1983?  Because if so, I've got some serious neon to dig out of storage.  I'm telling you people, if only Madonna had branched out a little from this look,


she could have been even more of a bajillionaire!  As I'm sure the people who created these things are sure to become.  Well, maybe not bajillionaires - but you know what I mean.

And yes, our house is no exception, we have lapped up the Kool-Aid:

I'm kind of shocked at how quickly I caved to this trend.  Not that I am anti-trend per se, but I'd like my kids to not jump intoevery new thing that his or her friends have.  That being said, forking over $3 for a little peace and quiet doesn't seem too bad.  At least it's not $100 sneakers. 

10 comments:

minivan soapbox said...

These things were banned at my daughters school because the kids are so out of control about them. Seriously. Little bands of jelly were BANNED from an elementary school. It's like crack....kids wigging out over bracelets.

Octopunk said...

That's how I first heard about them, too. There was some news item about banning them from a local school because they were too distracting. I hate when I take so long to discover a trend that it only happens because the backlash kicks in.

Aging Mommy said...

I think this craze is nationwide - our local small toy shop is forever running out of them and one time when I was in there and they had just received a new delivery it was like a zoo, filled with little girls picking through to find the ones they did not already have.

A lot of children do like to collect - when I was young it was these weird fluffy goblin like things (I cannot remember what they were called) which I did not like but my sister was crazy about.

I am not a collector but my daughter, like her father, definitely is so I know when she is a little older she will just love whatever the "in" thing is then. At least as you say this trend is inexpensive.

Logical Libby said...

They look like a choking hazard to me. Of course, everything looks like a choking hazard to me right now.

for a different kind of girl said...

My boys have just recently started wearing these things because a friend gave them each a few. My first thought was how I could toss them out when they weren't looking. Then I wondered if my own mother thought something similar back in the day (gah...did I just say that!?) when I started wearing the black jelly bracelets. So I relented a little bit. However, I DID stop my husband last week when I caught him looking up large scale orders of them online. I don't want hundreds of those things in my house...but I have a feeling that plan will be foiled!

myfluffybunnies said...

A friend just posted about these on Facebook ... I'm so not ready for my kids to need/want/covet the latest thing. I'm still scarred from a middle school Guess jeans incident! =>

bernthis said...

I'm with you. Much better than 100 dollar sneakers. Much better

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One Blonde Girl said...

Ah, yes. These are banned in the school district I sub at. I don't really get it (the banning of them, not the trend thing), but it was hilarious watching the middle school kids try to hide the fact that they were wearing them. I didn't have the heart to tell them that they don't pay me enough to care about silly little braceletz. Any ways, it was too much fun watching them squirm.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Wow! They're being banned around the nation and I've never even seen them!
You know it was someone who was missing their jelly bracelets who cam up with this idea.
Hilarious that when they're on you can't even figure out what they are, but they do look pretty great on!