I have a plethora of pencils from Staples' 1 cent deals, so I sharpened a bunch of them and put them in a black metal cup by the phone two days ago. I thought it looked nice and inspired Big Kid and I to write.
I just noticed that little kid has systematically removed every single pencil eraser since then. The pencils are in the cup, but he has yanked all of the erasers out by the root and put them in a tidy pile next to the cup.
Man, that ticks me off. Brand new, perfectly sharpened, eraserless pencils.