I had done a good deal of my Christmas shopping prior to the plague setting in. One of the items on Cailey’s I Wish I Wish list was a Rainbow Loom. For those of you who live under a rock, or are not the parent of a tween-aged girl, this is a pegged contraption in which you can place tiny colored rubber bands in order to make brightly colored bracelets.
The only local craft store that carries the original “Rainbow Loom” is Michael’s. And they will not let you use any coupons when purchasing. The gall. I was able to use a 40% coupon for the handy carrying case.
Cailey is my crafty sort of kid. She loves intricate crafts like Origami. Projects that would take two pair of reading glasses should I attempt them. And ever since she opened this gift on Christmas morning I haven’t heard much from her. Just separating the colored bands can take several quiet HOURS.
Which is her gift to me.
Cailey is my child who absolutely must get the last word in in any situation. She will argue with a brick wall. She delights in giving helpful instruction and direction to her siblings, which as you might imagine, turns my house into a war zone.
However, when she is working on her Rainbow Loom, a calm peacefulness besets her, as she concentrates on her latest creation. And she has been able to go to Rainbowloom.com to see how-to videos, so her designs are never duplicated.
As of this writing, she has bands going up both arms up to her elbows. She’s running out of real estate, even after giving many out to family members and friends.
In order to keep the continued peace in the house, I’ve had a brilliant idea and have commissioned her to make a turtle neck for myself.
Getting in and out of it may prove problematic. But at least it will be stretchy. Which is a necessary wardrobe requirement as of late.
Any other mothers of Rainbow Loom fanatics?