Ok,….seriously. This just never was such a quandry in my mind before I had a toddler. I never thought about how a little toddler is very short and has the uncontrollable need to TOUCH all the icky-gross-yucky things that are in public restrooms. What do I do? Do I need to carry enough disinfectant to clean an entire restroom? “Oh, I don’t need a diaper bag for diapers anymore, that just holds my cleaning supplies!”
Today, we were at Michael’s. We went potty before we left the church so we should have been great for at least an hour. But when a toddler says “Mommy! I gotta go ppppooooottttyyyyyeeeee!” you don’t say no. So here I go, back in the back to the restroom. Oh gross and what a quandry.
Do I let him sit down on it? Do I lift the lid (OH LORD WHAT IS THAT!???) and let him stand up? And then when pee goes all over because I’m trying to hold him up because he’s too short and he’s wiggling-AH! Gross, gross, gross and a million times over GROSS!
I thought I was covered strategically by taking him potty before we went out and having him wear a pull up. (I seriously considered telling him to pee his pants rather than go in the public restroom and have the experience I thought we might have.) But no, he just had to go. It’s pretty bad when you wash your hands and you are pretty sure you got more germs washing your hands than if you would have ceased to spend one more second in THAT bathroom. ICK.
So, mommies….what do you do? Where are my germ-a-phobe friends on this one? Bethany, Crystal-HELP!