Then somehow, someone got the bright idea to wear one as a bracelet. And now all the kids are wearing them, to the point that the stores sell out 30 minutes after they restock. Oddly enough, it seems to be a central Alabama thing. (If you don't live here, have you seen them where you are?)
So I suppose we'll be ordering some, as a) I have 2 girls; and b) I very much dislike burnt runs anywhere, especially the mall. Lucky for us, they're not expensive.
If you'd like to join us in being hip and trendy (ha), visit Silly Bandz.
Update: National School Products has all the current styles, offers packs of 12 if you don't need 24, and you can also reserve the new holiday package!! We just placed our order with them - very nice folks. They do have a $25 minimum order, and a service charge if it's less than that; $5 minimum shipping.