Silly Bands

@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
United States
December 24, 2010 7:46am CST
My favorite grandson spent the day w/me yesterday & gave me my first gift one that i will treasure forever because i know how much they mean to him. He has been collecting silly bands as i guess all young people are doing. Months ago when he first started collecting them i ask him wasn't he going to give bobo [me] one & he said no. I finally bribed him into giving me one but it was againist his better judgement but there was the bribe, lol. Yesterday when he got here he pulled out of his sachel be brought gobs of silly banns. I was making over them & he started saying this ones for u, bobo till i have a arm full, lol. He said this is what i'm giving u for christmas. God love him, i know he is the sweetest child i know. Don't y'all think that is soooooooo sweet?
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@gjax57 (897)
• United States
24 Dec 10
That is adorable, and what a Christmas for you and your silly bands hehe...I have a bunch from my grandkids as well and their fun to wear, even for us grandmoms!!...oh and my daughter and I are back so what a Christmas this is...Merry Christmas hun!! woooooooo hooooooooo!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
I'm sooooooo glad u & your daughter have made up. That's the best present u could have gotten. That is wonderfulnews, dear. Merry christmas to u & all youe family.
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@gjax57 (897)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Thank you and a verrrrrrry Merry Christmas to you and yours as well hun!!
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 10
That certainly was very sweet of him, as it was his treasure and he loves you enough to give you his Treasure that is wonderful Merry Christmas Sweet Friend
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
tHANKS FOR RESPONDING, gABS. I knew it came from his heart & from love.Made my day, i'll tell u. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO U TO. BIG HUGS.
@lelin1123 (15632)
• Puerto Rico
24 Dec 10
That is so sweet! I believe that grandchildren are a blessing from God for what we wait through in raising our own children. They are the sweetest things. I am missing my 4 year old granddaughter so much. I haven't seen her since August. I will be flying to New Mexico next month to see her and witness the birth of my grandson. My daughter is having a water birth so it should be very interesting to watch. Have a wonderful holiday with your grandkids and especially your favorite.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Thanks for your sweet response, Lelin. They are a blessing for sure. I say he's my fave grandson because he's the only grandson, i have. Congraulations on the new grand. I bet u do miss that little girl. Merry Christmas to u.
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@toniganzon (62945)
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
Isn't it so nice to receive a present from someone who treasures the present but is willing to give it because you are important? It is rare to find a thoughtful kid nowadays and you are lucky to have your grandson. I can relate to how you feel since I have a 6 year old son who somehow has the same character.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
It was wonderful. I know people are going to be wondering why this old woman is wearing silly bands but wear them i will, lol. I'm glad your son has the sweetness about him to. We are both very blessed to have them. Merry christmas to u & your family.
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@celticeagle (124708)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 10
That is very sweet! My grandson is a very loving and giving little fellow. He gives me parts to his toys alot and then comes back to 'barrow' them for awhile. He is so cute! He and his sister are very giving. If they have something they will share half or all of it with you. My granddaughter is nineteen now and is still the same way so it isn't just in childhood. Glad of that.
@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Thanks for responding & sharing w/me. It is great your grands are so caring of u. Maked life worth living to have grandchildren, doesn't it?
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@celticeagle (124708)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Dec 10
It is very nice. Nice to have them and have them appreciate you too.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
That is so true. Have a great day.
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@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
24 Dec 10
BOBO....you got me. WHAT, dear girl, do you mean by bands, elastic bands, music bands, as in records! Duh! I know I am stupid! This is your big night, isn't it, that is why you are up so early. I am so hoping this will be the perfect evening. T.J. got home about 9:30 and we chatted into the wee hours. Thank goodness, I am NOT working today. Merry Christmas, dear one, loads of LUV, and a GREAT BIG HUG!
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• United States
24 Dec 10
Silly Bands - a variety of silly bands
Silly bands are like bracelets, rubber bands in the shape of something. They've got so many kinds and shapes! My kids and my sister collect them too. Here's a pic..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Girl, u are going to have to get off that island & get with it, lol. I nearly always get up early, old habits are hard to break. SOOOOOO glad t.j. is with u.Merry Christmas to u both. Hope y'all have a big ol' time. Also soooooooo glad u didn't have to work today. U need at least a month off to play catch-up. Watch where u put your firewood, lol. love u.
@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Thanks Kats for explaining what the silly bands are,Have a good one.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
27 Dec 10
Awww, I know a lot about those silly bands. My youngest has gobs of them as well. How sweet of him to give you one for Christmas. Now you know why he didn't want to give you one, he was waiting to give you one for Christmas. So sweet. I currently have a Littlest pet shop dog one on my arm that my youngest gave me. I was actually shocked that she gave me one. She gave my mil one, but I don't know if she still wears it or not. So the question of the day is, which one did he give you. We want details.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
27 Dec 10
I didn't get just one , he gave me 10 of them, lol. Don't we have sweet kids to share theor treasures w/us. Ryan had to tell me what alot of them were, i can't tell what some of them are. He gave me a t for tennessee & i know he treasured that one because he is a 'huge' tennessee sports fan.i have a horseshoe,a bat, french fries,microphone etc. I'm all fixed up, sounds like u are to. God bless children. Thanks for responding. Happy new year.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
28 Dec 10
Wow, 10 is a lot of silly bands. You must of been really good this year to get that many. I don't know if my youngest would give me 10 of her's. Even though she wouldn't miss them. Since he's a huge Tennessee sports fan, you already know what to get him for his birthday. These silly bands comes in all sorts of shapes. I have even seen them for all the sports teams, cartoon characters. The cheaper ones are on the smaller size. You have the rings, necklace so you can add charms. I don't think Tara my youngest has a horseshoe, a bat, or any of the ones you mentioned. I know she has a T, but she likes to think it's because it's the first letter of her name. During the spring, you can find the garden silly bands. It has that chemical that keeps away bugs. Once they wear off you are left with cute bands to give to the kids. Plus Ryan can wear them as well to keep bugs away. Neat things they are coming out with these days. I agree God Bless children, we need somebody around to keep us young. You have a wonderful New Year as well. PS. I'm happy to hear that your son came to visit for Christmas and you got to see your grandaughter. Hopefully, this will be many more visits to come.
@paula27661 (15871)
• Australia
28 Dec 10
I think it shows that he has a kind heart and that is so precious! What a sweetheart...For him to part with something that he really loves is so sweet. I bet he will be a very giving person when he gets older. My daughter did that when she was around three and offered me half of her chocolate frog that she adores and cannot get enough of...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
28 Dec 10
Hi Paula, That was very sweet of your daughter to share w/u. I think when children do something like her & Ryan did it shows their love for u. Children are soooo special. Happy new year. Thanks for respnding.
@RachelleNH (1407)
• United States
26 Dec 10
That was really sweet! my kids were collecting them until the schools here banned them for kids snapping other kids in the eyes etc..so they kinda gave up...I love the glow in the dark ones..and the tye dye of course!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Thanks for responding. I thought it was very sweet to. It's a shame kids & grownups will do things like that & ruin things for everybody. Hope u had a good Christmas.
@Hatley (164094)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Dec 10
hi antique lady how sweet, I do so envy you who have sons who married and have given you grandchildren. My only son is evidently going to remain a bachelor as he is 51 and single and happy with it.So there is nothing I can do as I love my son too much to fuss at him. but I do enjoy hearing about your own grandchildren. I did not know about this latest fad the litle ones have. He has to love his grandmom a lot to part with his favorite silly bands. good for him he has already got the spark of love and generosity so lacking in so many spoiled children today.Of course sweet children like him reflect great parenting and grandparenting I think. Really little ones absorb and mimic us and if we try to be good role models they turn out really well. my son told me last night that he owes his stick to it iveness to me as I have never given up on some things that meant something to me.right now he has a sort of iffy partime job but at least its a small source of income,the job market here in california is just awful.but he does keep a cheerful outlook and I think this new year is going to bring some good changes in the job area.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Good morning Hatley, thanks for your kind response. I do wish u had the pleasure of having grandchildren.Maybe u can just adopt you some . Everybody was not cut outfor marriage myself included, lol. I tried it twice but ----. I thought it was a really sweet thing for Ryan to do because i knew he treasured his silly bands. I hope the new year brings alot of good luck to u & your son. I am just so proud u have him to love & to love u. big hugs to u.
@buggles64 (2712)
• United States
25 Dec 10
lol...My daughter loves these silly bands. She will be getting many COLORFUL bands this christmas. Your fave grandson sounds like a real cutie pie!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
tHANKS FOR RESPONDING. gUESS ALL THE KIDS LIKE THEM. I bet she will be proud of everyone of them. Merry christmas to u & your family.
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
25 Dec 10
That Ryan is such a joy. I remember when my gorls would get me things like that and I would wear them all the time..lol...like em or not. My son bought me a horrible colored purse and I still carried it because he got it for me.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Merry Christmas, jen, thanks for responding. It is very important to kids to see u use their gifts, ugly or not, lol. Hope y'all have a great day.
• United States
25 Dec 10
Yes he is so sweet..It is so nice for him to share with his Grandma..I have two Great-Granddaughters..My daughter brings them to see me every year at Christmas time..They are so sweet..They made me a Christmas card while they were here..I try to save all the drawings they make for me.. Blessings to you and a very Merry Christmas.. Martha
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
tHANKS for responding. My first name is martha to.I'm so glad ur grands get to come see u. hope y'all had a great visit. Grands are sooooo special. I'm like u i save everything like that.Merry christmas to u.
@ElicBxn (61189)
• United States
24 Dec 10
I guess these are those wrist band things that have shapes? Don't get them myself, but then again, my parents didn't get some of what we were into either...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
U are right, Elic. My parents didn't get much of anything about me, lol. Thanks for responding.
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@bunnybon7 (47130)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Dec 10
what a woderful little boy. he has the heart of his grandmother. i bet he has learned his unselfishness from you. a person that feeds neighbors and friends when you cook. i know you've taught him so much that will help him through life. ive tried with my grandkids but i think only 1 out of 8 has really gotten it. i have one like that. one thats unselfish, so far. but i dont know a couple of them that have lived elsewhere for yrs and ive seen only once or twice over the yrs. then i have the 2 babies that we will see if im around long enough.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Thanks for your sweet kind words. What a nice thing to say about my grandson being like me. I am very sorry u don't see all your grandchildren. I was crazy about my grandparents & wanted my grands to feel the same way about me. Loved seeing my grandaughter tonight & getting to know her. I sure hope u are around to be w/those new babies. hugs.
@asyria51 (2862)
• United States
24 Dec 10
I have a friend, who is recently divorced. Due to the divorce decree and her parents/grandparents being unable to travel this season, she is spending Christmas Day by herself. however, her boys who are 8 and 11 pooled their money to make sure that she got some gifts. She went to the store, just the local walmart, to pick up some milk and a few other things, and the boys went off on their own. They went up and paid by themselves as well. They are doing their Christmas today, and I can't wait until she emails me what they got for her.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
25 Dec 10
Thanjks for responding & sharing such a sweet story w/me. Bless those little boys hearts for doing that for their mom. I hope they had a wonderful day. I hope u did to. Merry Christmas.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
24 Dec 10
So sweet! Aren't they just amazing? I am going to spend the night at my son's house and my little granddaugher was told I would be sleeping with her...well she says she gets paid a buck a night to sleep by herself so I have to pay her a buck so I can sleep in her bed! LOL...she's already figured that all out! LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
lol, How cute she is.If i remember correctly her & Ryan are about the same age. He was 6 last july. Grands are just the greatest thing in the world. I hope u have a real good time at your son's. I know that little grandaughter will see that u do. Thanks for sharing this.
@cynthiann (18609)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 10
He is a wonderful little boy - incredibly sweet. Have a great Christmas. am going ti send you a pm that I answered to another post.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Thank u, he's sure special to me. I got your pm but didn't quite know what was going on. I hope u & your family have a wonderful & blessed Christmas. I hope SHE hasn't done what i think she has, GRRRR.
@zandi458 (28116)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 10
Such a sweet boy. He is willing to part with his treasured collection for the love of his beloved grandma. Merry Christmas to you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Thank u, he is a sweet little boy. Hope he stays that way. Thanks for respoding. Merry christmas to u.
@anitoton (390)
• Kolkata, India
24 Dec 10
yes you are blessed with that sweet kid..merry xmass to ya..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Thanks so much , i agree. Merry christmas to u. Thanks for responding.