Shortly after that, she started coming back from school with a variety of Silly Bandz on her wrists. She had won them from the prize jar from school for good behavior. Every day she came back with a different set of Silly Bandz that she had traded with her friends.
Here is a sample from that day. They've all changed since!
I didn't catch the fact that she wore them for her soccer portrait.
In the latest school newsletter, we got this note about Silly Bandz:
Silly Bandz are colorful silicone/rubber band bracelets that come in different categories of shapes (animals, geometric shapes, alphabet, princess…) and have become very popular with some children. In school, while some are satisfied with wearing one or two on their wrists and enjoying this latest fad, others have become over-zealous with this new fashion. This includes pressuring others to trade; efforts to buy/sell; using them as rubber bands
to shoot at each other; wearing excessive amounts that interfere with writing/school work; taking them off to count or play with; finding/losing them;…and other examples that distract our children. Teachers are dealing with these problems according to their different grade levels; however it is clear that there have been problems in some classrooms. Please speak to your child if you feel that this might be a problem. Thank you for your cooperation.
I had no idea what an obsession this has become with the Kindergarten set! Lately she has been begging us to buy more Silly Bandz. Yesterday, I went to our local Rite Aid and asked whether they carried them. They did, but they were out and was receiving a shipment today. When we went again today at 7pm, they were sold out again. Dova was crushed. So much so that she holed herself into her room crying. Such begins the first of many fads in her life. Lets hope that they are all this cheap!