Joe created a four foot tall puppet constructed out of pipe cleaners last fall. It is actually a fairly cool work of art and craftmanship. It is a (mostly) functioning marionette and he is extremely proud of it. Which is fine. He should be.
"Why would they do that?"
"Well, generally kids by the time they are 18 are in to more grown up forms of entertainment than puppets."
"Well that is silly. Puppets are cool."
Whatever. This is the kid that came out of school one day in his sophomore or junior year with an ivy wreath on his head ("it's a crown!") I give up. I guess I need to pray for gusty wind every day from now until the end of the year or for kind high school students. Which is more likely?