Some days I finish getting ready for school after I've already taught a piano lesson or two (translation: I sometimes get up too late to put on my make-up at home). So this morning found me in the women's restroom putting my make-up on right around 8:00 AM, right when the kindergarten students are using the facilities before school begins. There were about five 5 year-olds with me in the bathroom and I overheard them as they debated whether to use a particular toilet or not.
"We have trouble with that one."
"You might get locked in." Then she proceeded to demonstrate (quite a few times in much detail) to her fellow student how to turn and then shake the handle once and that should free you from imprisonment in the stall.
"But sometimes I have to kick the door."
"Yeah, I think I have to kick it."
Then they started talking to me. As one little girl talked to me and watched me put on my eye shadow, she told me how she has make-up at home, but that it's only for dress up. "My mother says that only big people are allowed to wear it outside the house like to school and stuff."
"Yes," I told her, "your mother is right. She taught you well."
The reply: "My mother doesn't teach me ANYTHING."