My baby girl woke up even earlier than I did this morning. She knocked on my door at 6:30am and when I saw her, she had already gotten herself ready — teeth brushed, clothes changed and hair nicely tied up. She must have woken up at 6:15am or even earlier.
So why did she wake up so early this morning? Babe, it’s a Saturday and mummy wants to catch up on her beauty sleep!! I felt pissed off a wee bit that she woke me up from my dream… albeit I cannot really remember what I was dreaming about haha!
So this is the motivating factor…
To hook her loom bands for her teachers… she said that she wants to give her teachers and besties each a loom band before she leaves kindy for good in 3 months’ time!
Rainbow Loom has such a phenomenal influence worldwide. Kids and adults alike love them and wear them. Even the plumber who came to our house to fix our kitchen tap two days ago, who claimed that he is illiterate was seen wearing a loom bracelet.
In case you do not already know, the creator of Rainbow Loom is Ng Cheong Choon, a 45-year-old Chinese Malaysian, who until recently worked as a crash test dummy safety engineer in Michigan. At home, he noticed his daughters making rubber band bracelets on their fingers. Eventually, vague trappings of an idea began to form in the recesses of his head: a plastic loom toy that would help weave the rubber bands into bracelets. Unlike most people, who think of innovative ideas but never act upon them, Ng got to work on it, visualizing the toy that would become the Rainbow Loom!
Ng Cheong Choon and his family.
When will the Rainbow Loom bubble burst I wonder? Every Tom, Dick and Harry on the street and mall is seen wearing a loom bracelet. What am I going to do with all these colorful rubber bands when the Rainbow Loom bubble bursts and my girls no longer want to have anything to do with them? I think I should keep them in a box and keep them like how my mum has been keeping all my most-loved-collectibles since I was a little girl. When my girls re-discover them again many, many moons down the road, I hope that these will give them the warm fuzzies of their happy childhood days. Till today, I still love my 3-decade old Sanrio collectibles. I love them to the moon and back and will never give them away 🙂
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