Every parent knows that one of the more trying times of raising a child is the dreaded potty training. While some parents have a fairly easy time, others can struggle for what seems to be years. From getting your child to tell you when they have no go, to graduating them to the kiddie potty to the grown up toilet, things can get really intimidating pretty quickly.
One mom decided that potty training was not reserved only for home, but decided that the training was just as portable as the potty. As the mom dined at a restaurant, so did her two toddlers. Instead of worrying about rushing to that bathroom, should the need arise, the children were eating their chicken nuggets, mostly disrobed, on top of their potties which were sitting on their chairs.
Kimberly Decker, a mom who had recently finished potty training her son and was dining at the restaurant at the time, snapped a picture of one of the girls looking completely calm and unphased in such an awkward moment for everyone else. KSL Utah spoke to Decker about the incident.
“The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me. I was like this is not ok, we’re eating, there was a business meeting with about five or six businessmen going on right next to me. The place was packed.”
Restaurant staff was unaware of the public potty training until they received several complaints from customers.
What do you think about potty training in public? Should it be left at home or is any family outing a potential learning opportunity for your children? What would you have done if you saw toddlers tinkling at the table? Would your view change if it was a different setting, away from food?