Our kids are hooked on "Silly Bandz". Why can't I come up with a million dollar idea like this? Sheesh, I'm envious of other's creativity, especially if it has the potential to make a boat load of money. I've known about the craze for a some time, but somehow it missed the kiddos until our teens brought some back from retreat this summer. Now I have them all over the house. What a racket.
It's actually quite sweet how they have met and made new friends just by virtue of having bandz to trade. Our lil' guy, always a friendly one, offers his to every little boy he sees. I've even heard there are Christian symbol themed bandz. What a wonderful and simple way to evangelize. Once again, I didn't think of it. Drats.
Our two youngest had a couple dollars to burn recently. The great thing about Silly Bandz is they are pretty inexpensive and ubiquitous. Special K picked out some girly fairy tale bandz, while Lil' Wingnut went for the western bandz (that particular package contained a gun, go figure). In the car on the way home the two decided to trade with each other. Somehow, Lil' Wingnut ended up with a pink fairy and a purple mermaid. I'm glad he's confident in his manhood.