Fads spinning the rounds again......
June 12, 2017 7:57pm CST
Those dang ol fidget spinners. I think we have all seen them. Long story short, they are these plastic toys that spin on bearings in the middle and the original idea was to help ASD, ADD kids concentrate better. These things have been banned in some schools, wrecked havoc on educators nerves, caused choking hazards, and the list goes on. This whole thing had got me thinking again, just how many fads have I seen make the rounds: let's see, when I was a kid in the 80s, there was sash belts pretty much a piece of fabric around your waist), push down socks, cabbage patch dolls, popples (I had one of those, lol), perms, Morey Boogie t shirts. My teen years in the 90s were not that much better, bringing in slap bracelets (which got banned in my school because you could tear off the casing and the metal inside part actually cut wrists), guess and Girbaud jeans, furbies, tomagotchi/giga pets, pogs, acid wash jeans, paint splatter jeans. Now my kids are this fad age, and I can't keep them all straight. Granted, whIle I would not buy my kids a fidget spinner mostly due to they really don't need one, I would just say, let the fad ride and die out. Five years from now, those same unsold fidget spinners will be sitting on a discount store shelf collecting dust.
4 people like this
• Aurora, Missouri
Fidget spinners are being banned in schools because they are causing distractions and giving children who don't pay attention in class anyway something new to cause disturbances with. The kids who do need them now have to have a doctor's note giving them a pass on the bans the schools are enforcing! LOL! I work at a Walmart (I work in the Connection Center.) and we have those things in three different places in our store. In the electronics section, in the Toy department and in Jewelry. When we first started selling them I warned some of the parents that buying them for kids who didn't need them would only get them banned. They didn't listen to me. LOL!
• Richfield, Utah
Lolol! You totally hit the nail on the head, these things are being sold everywhere, from of course the Walmart here in town to the gas stations. Even the dollar store has them now. Give this by the end of the summer, the fad will pass, lol
• Aurora, Missouri
@librarygeek1980 Yeah, even the Smoker's Outlets sell them now. (I saw them for sale in a restaurant this afternoon.) Now the kids are collecting every color and shape the stupid things come in! (I did hear one father tell his kids that the things only cost $5, so they could use part of their allowances for them instead of asking him to pay for more of them! I thought that was funny as all get out!)
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
SLAP BRACLETS! I am a child of the ninties so I remeber those well, and the other nities fads. I loved my Furby. Our neighbors youngest son has a ton of fidget spinners. Lol he has one shaped like tht bat symbol. lol As soon as they hit dollar tree i wil know the fad has pretty much passed.