So the reason I am posting so late is that I was talking with my Mom. Every time we have a real conversation it goes way too long so tonight we decided to not have them any more. They're fun but we both need more sleep.
Anyway, in her honor I am posting an awesome story she told me a while ago. She heard the story from a coworker and her coworker heard it from the mother of the story herself so...those are the degrees of separation between you and the source of the story.
A woman and man from Texas have an adult son with Down Syndrome. He's very high functioning and very independent. Knowing this, the couple decided to go on vacation to Virginia and leave him alone. They were a little nervous, but decided that their son was competent and it would be okay.
They called him when they arrived in Virginia and he was incredibly excited. "Guess what!" He told his parents, "I caught a troll!"
The parents immediately changed their tickets and came home. They asked where the troll was now. The son said he had locked him in the guest room. They opened the door and found a real dwarf, who also happened to be a census worker. The parents said that the worker, despite being in their for over a day, was incredibly understanding about the whole situation.