So I'm out for a little "me" time at the good old B&N bookstore here in Hickory. As I enter, I realize I REALLY need to pee. Good thing the kind folks here have a public restroom.
As I enter, I hear a woman in a stall, with what I assume to be her daughter. The daughter is, thankfully, almost potty trained.....thanks to lots of encouragement from mommy.
I listened to this in the next stall, for like 10 minutes:
"....Wow! You went potty! Such a big girl! Who's the big girl?"
"ME!! MEMEME!! I went pee pee! I'm big girl!"
"....hang on a second, so I can go pee pee too...you're a big girl!"
"....Me big girl!! You too!"
After they left the stall, the converstation continued. "Can we wash our hands like a big girl? Good girl!"
And so on, it made me smile even as it made me a tad embarassed.
So I'm finishing up, and going to wash my hands, and I turn and there's another girl in there, who's like...oh... 9 or 10.... She decides to ask that burning question on her mind, and since mommy and little girl have left, naturally it fell to ME to answer it.
>pointing at tampon dispenser<
"...................What's this for?"
The best I could come up for was something along the line of "stuff you won't need till you're older..."
I mean really.