to have midterm exams less than a week before Christmas should have to live with the kids that are studying and driving their parents up the wall. S2 decided that he could not study until he had found a stapler and stapled some papers together. He could not find the staples. After I found the staples the stapler would not work. It would not work while he kept clicking it for the first minute and it did not work by minute 10 or minute 15 either. No his brother and I did not grab the stapler from him and knock him over the head with it. But it crossed our minds. (Husband is asleep).