I'm not sure what it is about sticks and boys, but if they don't find and use one in some way throughout any given day they must not quite feel like a real boy or something. As we were out with neighbor friends yesterday, I noticed Jimmer playing with Accomplice 1 and Accomplice 2. They were tearing around our yard with the longest sticks they could find in our garage--hockey sticks. Mind you, they are 3, 4, and 5 years old (jacking up the safety risk significantly). Here they are in a huddle admiring the sticks.Here they are in action. (Sigh...)Amazingly, there were no major bumps or bruises!