Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Jelly bracelets for the new generation

Here's a milestone they don't leave space for in the baby book: First Fad.

We've avoided buying Z any "hot toys" (Tickle-Me Elmo and Zhu-Zhu pets, I'm looking at you), but I've indulged her desire for the rubber jewelry fad that's swept through grade school classrooms across the nation and is now trickling down to the preschool set. For those unfamiliar with this latest fad, these flexible plastic bracelets revert to shapes when removed. They come in "farm," "zoo," "cars," "military" and other themes. And, because you can get a dozen for under $3, they're perfect for sharing and trading with your friends.

We've purchased a second set to use as rewards for good behavior, but chances are this fad will fade before we break them out.