Friday, June 25, 2010

I’m Getting Old: Silly Bandz Edition

If they haven’t hit your town yet…

don’t worry, they’re comin.

Soon your kids will be sportin 100s, counting them every night, trading them with total strangers their friends .

It’s True.

Silly Bandz are taking over.

It seems like only yesterday I was smack in the middle of slap bracelets, Pogs, and the beanie baby phenomenon of the 90s. (although to be honest, I didn’t actually collect these things… I was poorasdirt way too cool for things like that) ... but I remember going to friends’ houses that had their shelves and closets COVERED with beanie babies… their parents spending ridiculous amounts of money to buy them the most “rare” ones.

And now I have children who are old enough to get into the newest fad; who actually begged to pool their change together and buy 2 packs of silly rubber band bracelets and spent the rest of the day talking about how awesome they were and switching them back and forth.


When I first seen Silly Bandz, my reaction was, Ummm no. what a dumb thing to spend money on...

But then I thought, well they are cheap and they give the kids something to talk about and a way interact with each other. Plus, the boys bought them with “their” money… so it is a financial lesson too. =)


But man, am I really ready for them to act this grown up?

They are only FOUR!!

Nolan is already getting particular about what he wears and Ty thinks he has three girlfriends!


What’s next, driver’s licenses and prom?

At least I still have Reesie.

I’m pretty sure he wants to be a baby forever ;)