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7 Ways Rainbow Looms Have Taken Over Moms' Lives (PHOTOS)

Big Kid Mary Hawkins Oct 18, 2013

rainbow loomsSigh. Rainbow Looms. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you might want to go ahead and pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate your good fortune.

But if you immediately roll your eyes upon hearing or seeing the words Rainbow Looms -- then you'll totally empathize with what I'm about to say.

They're slowly taking over my house, and my life, people. They invaded us a little over a month ago -- and I swear I just haven't been the same since. My son received his loom kit in lieu of a goody bag at a birthday party, and ever since then, he seems to be mistaking me for some sort of bracelet making machine who has no problem working for free.

I'm cheap labor, and he digs it. And now I'm practically looming bracelets in my sleep and wonder if I'll ever manage to crawl out from under the mounds of rubber bands that can be found in every corner of my house.

On that note, here's a better depiction of seven ways Rainbow Looms are slowly taking over my life and probably yours too.


Image via Mary Fischer

Image via Mary Fischer

1Saturday night has a whole new meaning ...

"Oh ... it's not that I don't want to go to dinner with the girls. It's just that I've got to master this fish tail pattern tonight. Where can I find that video tutorial again?"

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2You can run, but you can't hide ...

"Everyone is in bed ... I think I'll take a hot bath. Holy sh&% -- there are fu&%ing Rainbow Looms in the TUB!"

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3Brand new marital problems suddenly arise ...

"Why can't you just sit down and loom with him for an hour or two so I can have a break? Do I have to do everything around here?!?"

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4The pressure is just too intense sometimes ...

"Sh&%! Every time I almost have this damn thing done, the last rubber band pops off. I've HAD it. I can't take this much longer!"

Image via Mary Fischer

5They're a fashion faux pas ...

"Is Mommy wearing her bracelets for date night? Um ... of COURSE she is, honey. They look great with this dress."

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6The competition is stiff ...

"You're mad because Sally's mom knows how to do the diamond, double rhombus, and honeycomb patterns? Well if you want to learn them that badly, then why don't you go ask Sally's mother to adopt you?!?"

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