Fidget spinners are all the rage. You go into any kids store these days and there are rows and rows of fidget spinners. There are also tons and tons of kids, all ages, just trying to convince their parents that they need yet another fidget spinner. I remember rubix cubes were cool when I was way younger. Those at least got your brain working. There was also tetris which tested your eye/finger coordination.
Fidget spinners do what exactly? Well, they are actually supposed to relieve stress. Do little kids have a lot of stress? If so, there are larger problems at hand. It seems to me that fidget spinners just are another device to help distract kids at home and school. But maybe they do help kids get their extra energy out. Although, they are just rotating the toy on their finger. I think I would prefer a skateboard. Wonder if my son would as well?
Let me ask my eight-year old son for his thoughts regarding fidget spinners.
(M) Do you like fidget spinners?
(S) [Nods wildly] Yes. Why are you asking? You just wondering?
(M) Yes. I was just curious
(S) Ok [turns back to his cartoon]
(M) On a scale of 1 to scale, how cool is a fidget spinner?
(M) Are you sure?
(S) Because they are cool.
(M) Why are they cool?
(S) Because there are different types of them. They even have you tubers one.
(M) How many fidget spinners would you like to have?
(M) Why five?
(S) Because I can try to spin them on all my fingers.
(M) Wouldn’t that be ten spinners then?
(S) No, just for one of my hands.
(M) I see. Ok Serious question here: Skateboard or fidget spinner?
(S) Fidget spinner!
(S) Because fidget spinners are cool.
(M) So, are skateboards.
(S) I now, but fidget spinners are cooler.
(M) But why?
(S) ‘Cause they are cool
Ah, kids. You know what I really dislike when I watch the news? I dislike when they interview kids on television. Why do so? They have their set talking points and they are not deviating from it. It’s like every politician on air.