Saturday, September 18, 2010

No More Silly Bands!!!

A month or two ago, I started seeing "silly bands" a lot while I was out shopping. They looked cute enough in their packages, and I thought my daughters might enjoy sharing them and figuring out what each little band's shape signified. The kids had fun with them for a while, trading them at school and the bus stop, wearing them on their arms (until their arms sometimes had silly bands starting at their wrists and running up to their elbows). 

It didn't take too long for the romance to wear off, at least for me. Once I started finding the silly bands just about everywhere I went in the house, I started getting frustrated about having to constantly pick them up. Soon, the girls started fighting over whose was whose, about who had the most silly bands, and about who had the best silly bands. Then, one of my daughters told me that because so many kids at school were wearing them, the new policy at school was that no one was to trade them or take them on or off during school because they were distracting the kids too much. They had grown into a MAJOR phenomenon. When I started seeing kids everywhere with these "silly" bands covering their arms, and when none of my daughters any longer felt like they had enough of these, I decided to end the madness. I told my daughters that these silly bands were becoming quite annoying and that they were causing the girls to place too much importance on them. Plus, they were causing too many fights.

Guess what? MY KIDS AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So, we are THROWING THE SILLY BANDS OUT!!!!

Thank goodness!!


  1. So happy you stopped by. My children are grown now so in turn I never know any of the new fads. Yet for some reason I have seen these, mainly they are everywhere. Something tells me your children have made the right decision.

  2. Thanks so much, Glenda. I'm having a great time exploring other people's blogs and saw yours today. I really like it!

  3. I've never seen these, but I guess they'll get to France eventually. Isn't it funny how fas catch on with the most unlikely things?!
    My French Country Home

  4. did you tell Glenda you came to my sale?? i hope you introduced yourself...if not, is it the turquoise smock/top you bought??
    if so...I remember you :)

    so glad you liked it!! and came!

    see you in May....and sooner on the blog :)
    anne marie

  5. Hi Anne Marie. Ok...I'm not good at blogging yet, so I'm not sure whether to respond to you here or on your blog. Hope you see this!! I got a chance to talk to you for a few minutes when you poured a bottle of champagne at about 7:30 or so. We spoke about Zee Avi! I bought a pretty plate and a gorgeous white linen smock that you made. It's kind of like an apron, but I think it's too pretty to be called an apron (and too pretty to get spaghetti sauce on)!!! I'll take a photo of one of my daughters with it. ♥

  6. Oh my, my girls have the same bands, there are all over the place, the house and the school!!
    Have a loveliest of weekends, with or without these bands ;) xxx

  7. just now reading this Amari....Zee Avi??? i wasn't drinking so there's no excuse not to remember that conversation!!! I'm so terrible with names...

    who is Zee Avi?? it's got me thinking now!

    and btw: YEAH TO THE NO ON SILLY BANDS.........those things are hilariously lame.

  8. I just asked my ten year old how many she has. She said over 100, but that she only collects them - doesn't wear them. They have to be tie-dye or sparkly or something for her to buy more. :)

    She buys them with her own money (and it took months to get so many), so I guess she will tire of them when something else comes along.

    I decided to "pick my battles" and not fight this one - mainly because it was not long lasting (thanks to the school) and because there were no sibling fights over them!