Friday, August 13, 2010

Silly Bandz

Many of you already know the craze of Silly Bandz, those little rubber bands that have been created into most any shape imaginable and are worn and traded by the kids like crazy. Well, the phenomenon has not hit our part of Canada yet. Not to worry, because when we were down in the Carolinas on vacation, Reagan discovered first hand what the hype is all about.

Our cousin, Kim, and her boys sent a package to Reagan that was STUFFED full of Silly Bandz! Reagan was at first just excited to get mail of her own while at the beach, but she really got excited when she opened up the bag to see what was inside. She spent the first little while sorting them out on the floor, and then she began to sort which ones she was going to wear first.
We acquired several more packs over the rest of our trip... enough to almost fill a gallon sized ziploc bag! Now that we are home, she thinks she is the coolest kid in Canada because of all of her bracelets. She shows them off to anyone who will pay her attention, and she has introduced several of her friends to the latest fashion trend.
I'm in the process of trying to convince our neighbor who owns a salon right on the beach in White Rock that we need to invest in these little babies and sell them out of her store front. Honestly though, I just wish that I had been the creative genius to come up with the original idea of Silly Bandz in the first place!!

8 comments:

Brandi said...

Wow! That is a big pile of Silly Bandz! My boys didn't even know what they were until they went to VBS this summer and now they're all over the house.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Me too! We've got about a zillion over here!

Mighty M said...

Wow - that is a lot of bands! And I've never heard of them, although they look familiar. Now I will probably see them every time I go to the store! :)

Carrie said...

Wow! She could cover her whole little body with all those :) haha! Emily wears them too and loves to get them from her friends...she had a melt down the other day because her cat one broke! Yes...I agree the person who made these is doing pretty well ;)

MomBrose said...

We have three packs and I have to say...I don't get the hype. They break SO easily. My girls have more fun shooting them across the room than wearing them :) But they are definitely a craze. Half the girls in Reagan's class wear them everyday.

Tina said...

This title caught my eye b/c right now G has about 50 on her arm!!! Last year maybe mid school year they hit big here. The kids had a few given to them by friends and asked me to get them. At that time they only sold them at CVS and Hibbets, and they were sold out ALL THE TIME!! But of course, now they are everywhere and we have about 2 million at home. We even have Alabama football shapes!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Now that's a lot of Silly Bandz! My kids have them, but aren't really into them yet!

{Kimber} said...

wow!! that is a HUGE amount of silly bandz!! I just thought we had a lot..I am FOREVER picking those little suckers up!!