But, like every other kid at school, even she gets dragged into fads sometimes. Despite the complete ridiculousness of "Silly Bands", and the fact that they serve no purpose other than clogging the vacuum, she wanted them to trade with her friends because everyone else was.
So when Rainbow Looms came out, I figured it was only a matter of time, and sure enough...
Beege: Mummy?And I'm totally for Rainbow Looms. I always like toys that you actually DO something with. They can even be said to be educational; patterning, following directions, grouping and sorting, small motor development, and the band refills can be used as incentives to help her get through her tedious OT work. I was planning on getting her one, actually.
Beege: Remember when we talked about fads? And how sometimes, there's no real reason why people like something except that everyone else does, so you have to think about it and decide for yourself whether or not you should bother with it?
Beege: Well, I've observed a new fad called Rainbow Looms.
Beege: I would like it even if no one else did.
Beege: I want one.
Beege: For my birthday.
Me: Uh huh.
You'd think this whole thing would make me pretty happy. An inexpensive birthday gift that I already know she wants? Something I was planning on getting her anyway? Sign me up!
Except... my mum beat me to it. She already got them for both girls for Christmas.
I'll probably get her some socks or something.