The memories are vague, but we all remember the days before smartphones and texting. The “simpler times” if you will, back when we would pass notes in class and cheeky little love notes determined your relationship status.
Well folks, we’ve come a long way from writing notes and sharing real conversation. The newest trend among tweens and teens is actually more of a blast to the past.
Here’s how it works: when a girl thinks a boy is cute, she gives him her scrunchie (because apparently those have made a comeback after 20 years). If he likes her back, HE wears the scrunchie on his wrist, formally telling the world that he is taken.
“PSA to ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL MOMS!” she wrote.
“Are you tired of wasting money on hair scrunchies? Feel like you’re buying them every week? Wondering why your daughter can’t keep up with them?
Well, let me let you in on a little secret…They are being found in the dryer of every boy Mom’s home. I’m about to start a lost and found page for them on Facebook or better yet return them to school with a love note for me.”
“Apparently it’s cool to give your scrunchie to someone you think is cute, below is a stash that we have racked up just this week.
So basically stop wasting your money and clogging up my dryer.”
It’s just one of the many trends that have us questioning whether we’re living in 1990 or 2019.
Are you really even a teenage girl these days if you’re not wearing Birkenstocks with socks, Nike shorts with an oversized tee-shirt, or scrunchies positioned perfectly atop your head in a ponytail?
But when it comes down to it, I have to be honest, this trend is the most innocent thing we’ve seen come out of teenagers since the introduction of smartphones. I mean, can we really hate on them for using scrunchies to ask each other if they like one another?
It brings me back to wise words sung by the King of country music, George Strait:
“Do you love me do you want to be my friend?
And if you do
Well then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes
Check yes or no.”
Of all the things teenagers could be doing these days, I’ll take a stash of scrunchies in my dryer and innocent crushes any day.