A photo that is circulating the internet shows a mom letting her two toddlers potty train at a restaurant table. According to reports, she brought the potty in, stripped the twins down and let them take turns eating while on the potty. A mother of three witnessed the event and snapped a photo hat she posted on Facebook. There is a video interview with that mom on the link.
It was so shocking that some people question if it was even real or a prank.
“It happened at the Thanksgiving Point Deli in Utah. The mom in question brought her family’s potty to the restaurant, placed it on a chair and let each of her two children sit on it. While eating. At a table. In the middle of the dining room.”
“Kimberly Decker, a mother of three, saw the incident as it was happening. She took a picture with her phone and shared it on her Facebook wall, KXNT reports. The photo has since been taken down.”
” ‘She had to undo the jumpsuits, and take them all the way down so they were completely nude, with the jumpsuits down to their ankles just eating their chicken nuggets, sitting on little toddler potties,” Decker told KSLTV. Many patrons, herself included, were horrified, she added. “The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me.” she added.
I truly try not to judge but if you are at that stage in potty training where they are just getting awareness and need to be naked to rush to the potty or need to stay on the potty then you just need to stay at home.
If you want to put a potty in your kitchen so they can run to it when they feel the sensation, go for it. But not IN a restaurant AT the table.
Have I had kids running around naked at my HOME figuring out when they need to go potty? Yes.
Have I had a potty on my kitchen floor so they could run there from the family room? Yes.
Have I kept a potty in the back of my car and used it on the side of the road (blocked from sight by my car)? Yes!
Have I been grossed out by a public restroom and taken a child out to my car to use the restroom? Yes. (But always trying to hide it as much as possible and not where people are eating food!)
So what do you think? Have you potty trained in a restaurant? Have you taken a potty inside? Have you used it at the table? What is the mom thinking? Do you think it was real or a prank?