Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Silly Bandz Nightmare

Have you heard of Silly Bandz? If not, they look like this:

They come in a variety of colors and shapes. The kids like them. They wear them on their wrists. They trade them. They compare them... The kids LOVE them.
I have never purchased any of these and yet my kid has a wrist full. How he talks his friends into giving them to him without a trade, I do not know. I did witness him admiring his neighbors glow in the dark silly bandz when her mom made her give him one... Thus my nightmare.
Later that night, well after Sam had been put to bed, he strolled into our room like it was the middle of the day asking how he could charge up his glow in the dark silly band. We put it on the tissue box right under the lamp on my nightstand. I said, "I'll bring it to you in ten minutes. Don't get out of bed again." He sauntered back to his room. Ten minutes later, I made the delivery and that band, which happened to be shaped like a pair of short, of all things, was glowing good.
Fast forward to 1am. I was dead asleep when suddenly my eyes popped open. I was startled to see Sam standing less than a foot away from me.
Me: What the heck are you doing?
Sam: Charging up my silly band.
Me: The light is off.
Sam: I'm using the light from your alarm clock.
Fast forward again to 9 am. Sam has been gone for a good half hour. He roller bladed to school since his bike had it's 3rd flat tire in two weeks. I'm relaxing in my bed because my ankles are still swollen from the day before. It's been that kind of week. The phone rings, I answer and hear a tiny voice say, "Hi mom."
Me: (confused because school started one minute before and I can't imagine what could already be going wrong) Hi Sam.
Sam: I forgot my shoes.
Me: Ok, I'll bring them over.
All the way to the school I can't help thinking that had he slept through the night instead of worrying about the glow power of his silly bandz he surely would have remembered his shoes.
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Jeanna said...

My kids were begging me to buy them a package of the sillybanz a couple weeks ago. When the budget feels tight, anything named "silly" just isn't on my list of things to buy at Wal-Mart. The kids were srsly disappointed....but they'll get over it. :)

I can't believe that kid got outta bed at 1 a.m. to charge up the band. Cray-Z

Whitney said...

I do NOT understand the craze- maybe it's a true sign that I am old(er)- but why wear a cool shaped band on your wrist when you have to take it off just to see what shape it is... I need some essplainin'

The Hungry said...

Claire's friends wear them. She has asked me to let her buy them online. I said no. so none have appeared on her wrist so far.

Emily said...


my kids' grandpa came to visit last week and brought them all sillybanz. so i just barely learned what they were.

it's like the madonna craze all over again... little kids style!

love this post

and so true!

Michelle said...


The Wells said...

My kids race to tell Grandma the dryer is done so she will give them a dollar. Then they spend that dollar on silly bands.

Heather said...

Yep, we're living the nightmare, too! :)