y post from a few months back titled “The Bowels Of Hell” got a lot of attention (well, RELATIVELY alot of attention. Let’s face it, this blog isn’t the most heavily trafficked out there. If the blogosphere was Disneyland, DorkDaddy.com would be that sad little southwestern restaurant hidden between Cinderella’s castle and Adventure-land that nobody ever goes to because it’s totally off the beaten path. But I digress…).
A friend passed along a link to another parent blogger’s post that works so well as a companion to “The Bowels Of Hell” I just had to share it here. From the blog “Parenting, Illustrated With Crappy Pictures” I present to you
“Public Toilets vs. Newly Potty Trained Girls And Boys”
Do you know what this is?
A public toilet? Wrong. It is the enemy.
It is especially the enemy of newly potty trained boys and girls, who are completely inept and unready to battle it. As are the parents.
Back in the early days with Crappy Boy, I couldn’t wait for him to no longer use diapers. To be diaper free!
Diaper free sucks.
Don’t fall for that potty training propaganda. Keep them in diapers as long as possible.
This is what it was like to take Crappy Boy to a public bathroom when he was very newly potty trained…
So I take him into the women’s bathroom. Because I’m a woman. This means there are no urinals. Just a single toilet like the drawing above.
The first mistake I make is that I lift the seat. Which reveals this:
And I didn’t really need to see that.
The problem with boys is that they pee standing up.
The reason this is a problem is… << To read the full article click here>>