"I almost won 'confetti' today," little kid announced at dinner tonight.
"Oh yeah?" I said, because it buys me about 15 extra seconds of delay.
"Yep. I was in the top 3 of the whole class."
"What's 'confetti'?" I asked.
"You know how she punches the holes in our cards?"
I nodded even though I don't know.
"We win them."
"Right, but what do you win?"
"The holes. The confetti that the holes make."
"The paper circles from the hole punch? That's the prize?"
He nodded excitedly. "Yes! I was so close!"
"So, wait. She punches your cards during the week, for what, good behavior?"
He nodded again.
"And then you win the paper from the holes that were punched?"
"And you like this game? You all hope to win?"
"We LOVE it."
His teacher is a freaking genius.
I don't know how she does it, but, wow.