Remember when you were ten years old and there was that one thing that everyone just had to collect or be branded a loser forever?
Pogs are the first thing that springs to mind. I think I was like 9 or 10 when those exploded into popularity. (I had an amazing collection, too. It included a slammer made of steel that probably would have killed someone if thrown at them. Good times.)
And everyone remembers how hard it was to get a Tamagotchi when they first got popular.
When I was twelve, the girls in my school collected digital pets to the point where you were a social pariah if you didn't have at least one each of a Tamagotchi, Giga Pet, Nano Baby, Raku Raku Dinokun, and a Digimon.
I had sort of forgotten these weird little fads existed until my niece gave us her Christmas wish list. Know what the big fad is currently amongst the middle schoolers in the tri-state area?
Frigging HAND SANITIZER.
Specifically, mini hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works.
The kids collect these now. And the little holders you can get to clip them onto your backpack.
|you can fight other people for them on ebay|
Lil Sis says the kids she babysits have like hundreds of them, with bunches attached to every zipper on their school bags. And it's pretty much all they want for Christmas.
What trends do you guys remember? And what are the kids around you collecting now? Have they, too, fallen victim to the hand sanitizer fad?
Have happy Christmas y'all. I start cooking tomorrow, beginning with the mince pies. I'm mixing it up a bit this year and replacing the brandy with expensive whiskey, so we shall see how they turn out........