Tales from the Past: Kindergarten

Early in my career, I was OTing (supply teaching) in a Kindergarten class when a little girl came up to me and asked if I could hold her hair elastic. Being naive, I said “Of Course”. As she placed it in my hand, I noticed it was wet. I asked her what happened. Her response, said in the most matter-of-fact way possible:

“It fell in the toilet.”

It took me a moment, and a shudder to tamp down the initial reaction, and say:

“Well, let’s go wash our hands.”