in each bathroom at school, there's a sign next to the toilet that says things like, "PLEASE do not flush tampons, maxi pads, paper towels, or anything aside from toilet paper down the toilet. the septic system is old and can't handle it."
about once a day, one of the kids asks me what the sign says. i usually tell them it says, "please do not flush your elephant down the toilet." they giggle. and i giggle.
today, it was this cutie.
"What's that say?"
"It says, 'Please do not flush your elephant down the toilet.'"
"'Cause he'll get mad."
(smiling. nodding.) "Yup, he'd be pretty upset, huh."
"Uh huh. All done."