For many of us slap bracelets are a bit of Déjà vu. I mean, how many of you were in elementary school and had your slap bracelet confiscated by the teacher because you wouldn’t leave it alone and do your work? I’m not saying that happened to me on a regular basis or anything, I was just curious… Or at recess spent your time huddled in a circle seeing who could toss up the bracelet in the air and have it come back down to slap around your wrist the most times in a row? And of course they were all in the coolest neon colors to match our wonderfully vibrant clothes.
Now, fast forward a couple of decades… “Hey mom, look at this!” That’s right, I go into Claire’s to get my daughter some earrings and my son has found an entire bin of slap bracelets! I, I mean HE, was so excited. Who am I kidding, I was stoked!! So of course we bought a few…for the kids. So we get home and what do I hear, “Hey mom, look what I can do!!” Yep, must be genetic, my son is also a pro at the famous “toss n’ slap”! He throws it up in the air, and WHACK! comes back down right onto his arm. What can I say, I’m a proud momma!
And let me tell you, the choices now are endless: furry, fuzzy, animal print, customized with your name on it, some even have a little stuffed animal on them. Now, maybe they had those back in my day too, but all I remember having were the neon colored laminate bracelet that would almost leave your skin wrinkled with the amount of sweat that accumulated underneath the thing. My sons favorite is of course camo, my daughters is a soft minky zebra print.
But check out some pictures of ones I found just perusing online:
Pretty fun, right?! BUT…even more fun is the newest version of the slap bracelet: the Slap Watch.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane. And I have to say I’m pretty pleased with the newest versions of these fabulous flashbacks!
Until next time, be a dreamer and…