Allrighty, listen up y’all… if you have a child of any gender between the ages of, oh, say four and fourteen, run (don’t walk) to your nearest toy store and procure the Rainbow Loom. (I found mine at Learning Express.)
This fifteen dollar investment has been the source of endless, and I mean endless, hours of entertainment around these parts for the last month. The PCP used his report card money (yes, we do pay for performance) to purchase the loom that allows you to make an endless array of bracelets (as well as necklaces, lassos and other oddities if you are one of my children) out of rubber bands a little too reminiscent of my scary (looking) 1980’s stint with orthodontia.
The fun really doesn’t end with the littles. Long after they are in bed at night you can find me on you tube studying the latest techniques, as taught by twelve year old girls, while I watch things on my DVR like Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars with my hair in a sock bun. Many a night I’ve had to tell myself, “Amanda, step AWAY from the Rainbow Loom and GO.TO.BED.”
It’s just that good, y’all!