Parents, do you really feel your child absolutely, inarguably NEEDS to have something to squeeze, flip, push, tap or spin in order to stay focused for more than a handful of minutes? Frankly, I find that to be ridiculous absurd interesting. Do you think spinners are a good idea, or did you just not feel like arguing with your kid? There are plenty of days I do not feel like arguing with my own children, and so I don’t. I let them eat the extra cookie, or walk around the mall clutching a bear, or wear a shirt I think is hideous. This whole spinner craze, however, is so not the same thing. I’m hard-pressed to believe you would let your child fidget with it at your dinner table, so why is it acceptable to let them play with this toy in a classroom? Yes, it’s a toy. Let’s stop with the flowery euphemisms. It’s a toy and I hate it. I actually have a visceral reaction when they emerge from a pencil case or pocket, like a sadistic version of Pavlov’s bell experiment.