I thought we had escaped the loom bands craze but then Em's adopted "big sister" at school gave her some, and Nana bought her some, and she was officially part of the craze. I'm not a crafty type so didn't even try, and Em doesn't really have the patience, so mostly she just ended up winding them round her fingers.
In the car one day she had a bunch looped around her fingers when she said:
Em: This ones hurting.
Me: Take it off if it's hurting; you'll cut off your circulation.
Em: (taking loom bands off fingers) What's circulation?
Me: It's the blood flowing round your body.
Em: Lucky I took it off then or I could die!
Me: You wouldn't die sweetheart.
Em: Yes, if my blood stopped following I would die.
Me: Only if the blood stopped flowing round your whole body. If you left a loom band tight on your finger for days and days your finger might fall off, but you wouldn't die.
Em: And then I'd get a robot thumb! Some people have robot fingers and foots. Or hair. But I'm glad I don't have robot hair or it would move all slowly, not fast swishing like this.
Bionic girl? :)