I love them.
Not because they are pure genius and someone is making their millions on pieces of shaped plastic.
Not because they can occupy my children in restaurants.
Not because they can be traded.
I love silly bandz because today they worked splendidly as the "proverbial carrot."
No, I am not above bribery.
Yes, I held these out in front of my boys' noses as incentive for helping mommy clean up the house today. I made a list of jobs they could pick from, their job had to be inspected by mommy, and then I put their initial next to the job. Then, came the payout. Evan got 7, Ryan got 5, Nathan got 3 - just noticing now that this is the same as their ages! LOL!
Now, I can make dinner in peace while they admire their new bracelets and trade with one another.