How to make a Starburst Bracelet.

Not since the  yo-yo, or the Skippa-thon of years ago has my son Jack become obsessed with something so intense, so addictive as the LOOMING craze that we are currently experiencing.

My mate Kate gave him a set for Christmas, and to be honest, I really have not seen much of him since.

Even as I sit here and type, I am wearing his latest design, known as the Star Burst.

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This is not the forms time that I have blogged about loom bands. Did it back in Feb. FRANTICALLY LOOMING!

Jack has a little band of girls, that we call his harem, who all come over each afternoon. They knock on the door with one of those green recycling bags containing their looming kit. We nod acknowledgement at each other. I ask them what time they have to be home. And then they descend into Jack’s bedroom for some expert tutoring. He is set up on the top bunk, with the iPad ready. He takes the harem though the most difficult of moves. Then at 5pm, they all pack up and tell me that they will see me tomorrow. The event is help in Jack’s room as the bands are now banned from anywhere else in the house due to the fact that the house was covered with the elastic bands and it was making me lose my shit.

When Harry is in trouble, he gets his iPod taken off him for a week. Jack’s punishment is that if he mucks up, we will remove the looming kit. We have not had to so far, I think just the threat of it is enough to keep him on the straight and narrow.

It was only a matter of time. Jack asked me how he can start recording tutorials. I gave him a quick demo, with all the enthusiasm I could muster. Hello morning face!

Things are bad for the Tasmanian kids, whose supply is drying up. Taken from here.

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It is kiddie crack.

It is like the pokies for the prepubescent.

It is like that dog in that movie UP, who is obsessed with SQUIRREL.

Is looming taken over your kid’s life?

What is to be done? Rehab?

Am I an enabler?