I am going to conduct a Pencil Audit in my house.
The kids are definitely having at least a 100 pencils of various shapes, sizes, types and colours. Yet when it comes to home work time, their inability to find even a single pencil surprises me to no end. Each time, every time.
But the final straw was when one night, they were sharing a single pencil to do their home work and that too broke and they pushed the tip back in the aping hole and wrote with that wobbly pencil, holding the tip gingerly into its niche.