Okay, I’ll admit it. I never heard of these things until one day, I think it was Nikki who said something about them laying all over her house and then JAM and MSSC chimed in that they also have them all over their homes.
Now I’ve heard them mentioned all over the place. Nightline had a whole segment on them one night. They have them all over in stores and some stores are having a hard time keeping up with the demand. Even Justin Bieber has his own Silly Bandz.
I’ve heard that some schools are banning these because of distractions but I don’t know. I kind of believe you can’t take everything away from kids. I kind of think these are neat. We’ve always worn bracelets and such to school. I guess if a child can’t handle it, they should be taken away from just that child. Not everything distracts everyone in the same way. I know my boys would have loved collecting these and I can remember those “gel bracelets” that we used to wear and trade as well as homemade friendship bracelets.
Here’s a photo I got from mssc of what can happen if you never take them off. I remember once when I was a kid and I wore a band-aid on the same finger in the same spot for months and all the skin under it died from not breathing and it looked like this and let me tell you IT HURT! So just keep this in mind.
What do you think of silly bandz? Do you have them in your home? Are you a fan of trends in general? What trend did you hate and what trend did you like and hate to see end?