My daughter is very into the ” loom rubber band craze.”

She makes everything out of those colorful little rubber bands from bracelets and necklaces to cute little dogs for your key chain and she takes great pride in her work.

She’s very organized when it comes to these little rubber bands and she has them all divided up by colors in plastic cases.

When she runs low on certain color we head to the nearest craft store and stock up.

You can buy the rubber bands in bags of single colors or bags of mixed colors.

When my daughter gets a bag of mixed colors she has to sort them.

Depending how many bags she gets, she can spend hours sorting rubber bands and she chooses to sort those rubber bands by sitting on the floor in the front room.

I’ve been telling her for months that this isn’t the best place to do such a daunting task because one of these days, one of the dogs are going to walk right through them.

Being that she’s 9, she has chosen to ignore my warnings and continues to sort her rubber bands in the middle of the floor and the other day it happened.

Just as she had finished sorting the last color of bands and was about to close her case, Leroy walked into the room and stepped so perfectly on the side of the case that the whole thing flipped over and all the bands spilled out.

That wasn’t the worse part.

As she picked the case up, Leroy walked past again and walked through the bands on the floor, dragging them all with him as he walked.

All the sorted colors were sorted no more.

Gracie was devastated.

I was in shock.

And Leroy was……………………………………………..


………….completely not phased that he just totally ruined Gracie’s life and plopped his big head down right on the other case that housed thousands of more rubber bands.

I had to cover my mouth with my hands so Gracie wouldn’t see the smile that was creeping out, but she knew.

She knows me all too well.

“You think that’s adorable don’t you Mom? The dog just ruined my life and you think it’s adorable.” she sobbed.

“No. No I don’t. Not at all. I think it’s a tragedy and I will help you pick all of them up as soon as you go get my camera so I can take a picture of him.” I said.

That did not go over very well.

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32 Comments on When The Dog Spills The Rubber Bands

  1. Hi Y’all!


    I’m sure Leroy was only trying to help or supervise.

    Oh, Leroy, I NEVER would have stayed around for her to take a photo as evidence of my guilt! I’d ‘ave been up and hoppin’ around as soon as I saw the camera!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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  2. We have two brown newfies as well – they look a lot like Sherman and Leroy – that is why I love your blog we also have 3 teenagers – they roam the house spilling things that are within their abilities – their favorite is the half full DD iced coffee! Very messy….

  3. Sorry, but I am laughing too! There is nothing quite like the drama of a 9 year old girl’s life being ruined by some spilled rubber bands! You are definitely entering the “my life is so difficult” stage with your daughter. Don’t worry though, it only lasts for the next 9 years! BOL!!
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  4. Haha! Poor Gracie! Good thing Leroy is so adorable and easy to forgive!
    I’ve never heard of this rubber-band loom craze. But I do remember the artsy fads of my time when I was her age – beads, knitting, plastic jewellry, cross stitch… okay, some of those just mean I was a nerd with fleeting interests.
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  5. Oh, you are heartless! Vindicated and justified, but heartless.

    Honestly, I’m just thrilled you have a nine year old with a non-electronic hobby. I didn’t know that such things existed anymore.
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  6. Well, at least they didn’t eat the bands – then you might have had a different kind of spilling:0

    Our little bipeds all love that loom too.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. “Just as soon as I go get my camera …” I am laughing so hard and, at the same time, feeling for poor Gracie. Leroy was probably feeling a jealous that these rubber bands consuming all of his favorite girl’s attention and thought this would be a good way to distract her so she could focus on him. Oh, those dogs – they’ll drive you crazy and make you absolutely adore them at the same time!
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  8. Don’t tell Gracie, but that was a cute story. And Leroy with his head down on the container was the best touch. Oh to be young again and my life only ruined by a dog and rubber bands!! :)
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  9. BAH HA HA that’s funny. When my daughter was little I kept telling her not to run up and down the stairs. I told her she would slip and fall, but did she listen? No, of course not. Well apparently when one of my kids would do something I told them not to and it turned out I was right, I’d say, “See?”

    So this one time, she’s about 5 and she comes running down the stairs, slips with about four steps to go, slides down on her bum and lands on the landing. She looked up, held her arms up and said, “See?” Then she burst into tears and ran and threw herself in her Daddy’s arms. Obviously she wasn’t hurt, because if she was we wouldn’t have laughed so hard we almost peed our pants. :-0

    Aren’t kids fun?

    • I’m laughing so hard at this right now because the other day I fell while running down the steps and my son was standing at the top of the stairs just shaking his head at me!

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