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Silly Bandz Fad Catches On

Lil Community: Baby's First Fad

Parenthood is fun! Betty Wayne shares her daughter's discovery of Silly Bandz in The Mommy Club group.

My girl's first fad: Silly Bandz. She asked, "Mommy, what's a fad?" and I said, "It's a silly little piece of junk that everyone is obsessed with for two months and then never thinks about again." My first fad was slap bracelets so I think it's a pretty neat coincidence that hers is so similar to mine.

This is her first step into pointless but hypnotic pop-culture. Maybe I'm reading too far into this, but I see it as a major milestone!

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So, what was your baby's (or relative's baby's or friend's baby's) first fad? Do you remember what yours was?

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NTraurig NTraurig 6 years
Go slap bracelets! There is a great childrens clothing brand, www.minikinbrand.com, that actually turns grown-up fashion fads into kidswear.
ManiMartinixo ManiMartinixo 7 years
I had beanie babies. Hundreds of them.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
I had a few slap bracelets, but I think pogs were the first big fad that I really got into. I remember having hundreds of those things.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
I'm really old, but this Silly Bandz remind me of the similar jelly bracelets popular in the mid-80s. LOL! I don't really remember if there was a fad before that, but I do remember those bracelets well.
lauren lauren 7 years
That is so fun betty wayne!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Lauren I actually still have one slap bracelet, it's yellow vinyl with penguins all over it. I wear it every once in a while!
lauren lauren 7 years
Mine was totally a slap bracelets too! God, I just loved those things! A little dangerous but so fun! Your daughters are great too!
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