Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Silly Bandz

I should be voted mother of the year.  Want to know why?  Because Junior and I drove all over town yesterday trying to find these stupid Silly Bandz.

No one had any in stock, and most of the store refuse to tell you when more are coming in, because apparently they are afraid of being swarmed.

Really?  Over shaped rubber bands?

But, being the great, awesome mother I am, I went online last night and ordered 48 of these stupid things for my girls.  Why, you ask?  I think it goes back to my childhood, and always being the kid who didn't have the latest "must have". 

My girls have been talking about these things for a while now, but have only recently decided that they want some, because "all the kids have them".  I know it's materialistic, but I don't want my kids to be the kid I was.  Does that make sense?  And if that means I have to spend, gulp, $13 on Silly Bandz, then so be it.

And it was totally worth it when I told them this morning that I ordered them, and they did proclaim me to be "the best mom ever!".


Ryan said...

It's hard when your kids want something because of peer pressure, where do you draw the line? I'm a sucker and give in too easily, thankfully my wife is a bit more stern. Great Blog.

jenn said...

It is hard to find the right balance of giving in and saying no. Most of the time, due to financial reasons, I have to say no. That's why I don't feel so bad giving in this time.