This stick appeared in my kitchen sink the other day. It was put there by my seven year old but we can't figure out why. Was it a particularly dirty stick? Is it a magic wand under the dirt? Will it be used to create a fantastic world full of animated sticks? Does this stick have motives beyond my imagining? Life with children seems to be full of these strange little moments. Why is Barbie always naked in the kitchen? Why are there rocks in my pockets? Why do they want what you don't have? How do they teach us so much while not trying?