Friday, June 02, 2006

Family Bathrooms

In our local mall there is a child care area where there are separate rooms for moms who want to breastfeed in private and there is a very nice bathroom with 2 potties. "A mommy potty and a little kids potty". Sweet Hannah, my emotionally scarred 2 year old, much prefers the Little Kids Potty vs the regular potties in the mall. So I trek 3 kids and a baby thru the mall to get to her favorite potty and we get there and the bathroom is occupied. Now of course Hannah is refusing to walk across the food court to the ladies bathroom because that would be where she fell into the toilet and the automatic flush toilet nearly sucked her into the drain. Now we all know that her fanny was NOT going down that drain, but in that instance that caused us to have to carry a potty chair in our stroller at Disney. We wait and wait and wait some more and 20 minutes later a teenaged couple walked out of the bathroom holding hands and giving each other mouth to mouth recussitation. During this time, I have befriended a Daddy who was out with his twins (boy girl also) and they were picking out a birthday gift for their mommy.

Well, I could not let it go. Hannah nearly peed her pants waiting to use the Little kids potty, I said to the couple... "Excuse me". They both turned around and gave me the Are you talking to us look. You know the look where you completely realize that these urchins now look at you as a MOM. A vile and evil parent that are out to spoil their fun. I continued, "This is a family bathroom and since you are sucking on each other like you are, I am completely hoping that you are NOT family. However, since this IS a family bathroom in the future can you please go find a dressing room in which to use to have you fun. Innocent little children who have nearly been sucked down the toilet on a BIG potty would really appreciate it." The couple looked at me and the Daddy of the other twins and said, "You can't tell us that YOU have never gotten it on in a bathroom". The daddy laughed and said, "Actually we can, WE are not a couple, never have been, and probably never will be since we JUST met waiting for you to get done". The young couple just walked away and I cringed at the thought of having Hannah use the potty. The Daddy and I looked at our kids and said, "The potty is broken we will have to use the other potties." I was not about to take my kids in that bathroom after those kids were doing their thing in there. NASTY

I will never look at a public bathroom the same. I thought that they were dirty nasty before....Now YUCK! I might have to start carrying a potty chair for me to use while we are out.

5 comments:

Ms. Linski McBecca said...

Ah youth! Getting it everywhere and anywhere you can. Never did it in a public restroom, but your post did bring back an interesting memory ;-)

Now that we are old, we RARELY do it.

Carie said...

I never did it in a public restroom either. Nor a dressing room or a car. Damn horny kids!

Jessica said...

Oh that is just gross gross gross. Even I have never done that.

Wendi said...

I have done the do in some interesting places but I don't think there's much of anything that could entice me to do it in a public restroom. That is just plain nasty.

susan said...

Call me crazy but I'm actually surprised by Jess's comment ... LOL

And yuck yuck yuck and double yuck. Never would I have ever considered a FAMILY bathroom in a mall an appropriate place ... what is wrong with people??