Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bartering Band-its.


Are your kids into these?
Silly bands, Crazy bands, whatever you call them...I wish I'd thunk them up! Simple, colorful rubberbands that take the shape of all sorts of things from sports themes, treats, animals, you name it. When you take them off, they return to their cool shape. My kids are NUTS about them.
I bought a couple packs for vacation as something small that the kids could trade in the van. My sisters-in-law did the same, and as our kids swapped vans for the long haul to NY, they also spent hours (and I do mean HOURS) swapping bracelets as well. Boys and girls alike, all ages, it was a crazy phenomenon happening. Just when you thought all was settled a tiny voice 4 benches behind me would hollar out, "Does someone want to trade an ice cream cone for a hockey stick?" And the bartering would begin again.

Oh, I'm sure it will be short-lived like every little fad, and I am tired of finding them all over the house, but what great travel entertainment it provided. I even caught the kids trading with newfound friends while at the Falls. Very cool indeed...like the jelly bracelets of the 80's with a cool twist.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Even my very cool 13 year old and her friends love them...so fun to see them enjoy the little things! I wonder if friendship pins will be coming back??

jamie said...

Ahhh! Amy. Thanks for the flashback. Makes me want to stock up on safety pins and tiny beads. I had forgotten...

MJ said...

I teach high school and the last month (May) most of the girls seemed to have them. They wore them on their wrists and the boys were always asking to see them and then trying to keep them!!