eli: dad, i need your stamp.
me: no, last time you stamped everything, including my desk and chair.
eli: i really NEED it, dad. you need to give it to me.
me: why do you need it?
eli: it's very important, i need to stamp.
me: here's a piece of paper, you can ONLY stamp on the paper.
furious stamping, shuffling of paper, a few grunts....
eli: dad, you need a new stamp. this one is old.
me: what?? what did you do to it?
eli: it's not working. where is your tape gun? i need to tape!