In more potty training news, a mom was fined $50 because her potty training 2-year-old peed on the sidewalk. Here’s the story.
“Here’s a story that will totally piss off anyone who has tried to potty train a toddler (pun totally intended). Philadelphia mom Caroline Robboy was given both a ticket and a lecture by a police officer this past Sunday evening because her 2-year-old potty-training son, Nathaniel, couldn’t hold it.”
“I kid you not. She told NBC10 that they were in a store with her two other children and elderly in-laws when the toddler said he needed to go. She asked if they could use the restroom, and they were “told no.” Upon exiting the store the boy couldn’t hold it and ran over to a pole on the sidewalk to get some relief.”
“When she saw what was happening, she tried to at least get him to move to a grassy patch, but it was too late. A police officer saw it and busted them, issuing her a $50 ticket for public urination.”
I think we all pretty much agreed that bringing a toilet into a restaurant and letting a kid sit on it while eating was over the line, but what about a kid peeing on the street?
I think there is an age qualification to this and trying to get the child to a private area if possible, like an alley. I can see how a 2-year old wouldn’t be able to hold it. I would hope a 5-year-old or older could hold it until we got to a gas station or restaurant. If he couldn’t hold it, I would try to get as private of place as possible.
I sure wouldn’t shop in that store again that wouldn’t let a child use their restroom. I find that generally store owners are nice about that.
What do you think?