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.