Life is, indeed, very good.

Life is, indeed, very good.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the silly band.

To anyone who has kids, works with kids, or knows a kid, I do not need to explain this picture. You are nodding your head in complete knowledge of the SILLY BAND. Or maybe they're not called silly bands in your neck of the woods. But you know.

For those of you who don't, let me introduce the silly band. They are glorified rubber bands that come in various shapes (animals, musical instruments, trees, arrows...), and they are all the rage. Of course you can't discern their shapes while they're worn on the wrist, but that doesn't matter. What matters is how many you can stack up on your wrist and how many you can trade with your buddy for a shape you might not yet have. My son just spent $3.50 of his long-saved money on a package of silly bands. A few have broken, a few have been left out and eaten by the cat, but most are proudly worn on his wrist every day. Hmmm...

Does anyone remember the mid-80's trend of wearing plastic bracelets all stacked up on your wrist? You could get them in any color, even neon to complement your sweet black parachute pants....but I believe the trend began with Madonna's wrists full of black bracelets. I can't imagine today's pop-culture icons wearing giraffe-shaped rubber bands on their wrists, but who am I to say? I s'pose if it's the thing to do.....

I just have to laugh at the fact that there is nothing new under the sun....and just as soon as I make peace with the silly band, it will be "so ten minutes ago!". I wonder if "Hypercolor" will ever resurface?

1 comment:

  1. I totally remember the jelly bracelets. And I overheard a teen trying to describe a t-shirt to her friend...a t-shirt that you could put your hand on and it would change color! I guess Hypercolor is coming back!!!