Have you seen the potty-training mom who shocked fellow diners and eventually the internet at large when she whipped out a portable toddler toilet at the table and allowed her twins to use them while eating chicken nuggets in a crowded restaurant?
Oh, it apparently happened. It’s people like the potty-training mom in Utah that ruin it for the rest of us parents because, while 99 percent of us seem to think that potty functions should occur in the actual bathroom, the teensy percentage of people who do stuff like this get the rest of us called to account on restaurants, planes, and generally anywhere in public parents are forced to take their kids because babysitters are expensive as all get out.
The story became public when fellow mom and diner Kimberly Decker snapped the shots in shock after having her meal (understandably) ruined by the sight of the children sitting nude on toddler toilets at the table, eating while possibly urinating or defecating, and I think this may be the most disgusting post I have ever had to write.
The story quickly spread around the web because it was hella gross, and Decker explained the horror scene that she witnessed unfold in the restaurant:
“I noticed that this lady was having her two – she had two twins – two little girls about 2-and-a-half years old, sitting on what I thought were booster seats … She had to undo the jump suits, and take them all the way down so they were completely nude, with the jump suits down to their ankles just eating their chicken nuggets, sitting on little toddler potties.”
Decker said something that most people would probably agree is exactly how they’d feel in such a situation:
“The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me.”
Have you ever in your life? The sad thing is the toddler toilets in restaurants tale is drawing inevitable parallels to breastfeeding at a restaurant; that is (may we point out) a pretty awful and derisive comparison. Would you summon a manager if elimination-type functions were occurring at the next table if you paid for a nice meal out?