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Child peeing in supermarket car park

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Daffodil1210 Sat 05-Sep-15 22:43:48

DH and I were out shopping today and as we were getting DS out of the car and into his buggy, a family returned to their car parked just along from us having been shopping in the supermarket.

Cue one of the boys (around 7 or 8 years old) deciding to have a pee by the side of his car, actively encouraged by his mother as she loads her shopping and the other children into the car.

Is this normal and AIBU for being surprised at this? FWIW there is definitely a loo in the supermarket, and the only thing I can think is that perhaps the mother didn't want to have the hassle of taking him back in to use it.

YouBastardSockBalls Sat 05-Sep-15 22:45:21


My 2 year old weed in Aldo car park last week against the wheel, I might add - but he's 2 and I was mortified.

Samcro Sat 05-Sep-15 22:45:23

maybe they needed to go

YouBastardSockBalls Sat 05-Sep-15 22:45:35


BrandNewAndImproved Sat 05-Sep-15 22:45:40

Well I haven't done this in a carpark but if we're walking home from school and halfway home ds starts jumping around saying he needs a wee I tell him to go up ahead and wee by a wall. My ds wee isn't really different then all the dogs wee everywhere.

southeastastra Sat 05-Sep-15 22:46:34

don't worry about it

mountainofdreams Sat 05-Sep-15 22:46:36

YANBU, very unnecessary if there is a loo nearby. Really disgusting chavvy behaviour! I can't believe the child wouldn't be mortified weeing do publicly at that age and the parents should be ashamed.

spanisharmada Sat 05-Sep-15 22:46:54

Don't know, don't care TBH. If he'd done a shit I'd be shock though.

Samcro Sat 05-Sep-15 22:47:26

hang on was he in a P&C SPACE?

OurBlanche Sat 05-Sep-15 22:47:31

Yeah, it's illegal, technically. But even at 7 I couldn't get exercised by it.

MissBattleaxe Sat 05-Sep-15 22:47:52

Well it's not ideal but if the mum had other kids and was packing the shopping in the car I dare say a discreet wee behind the car isn't the end of the world.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sat 05-Sep-15 22:48:03

If girls/women have to wait, why is it ok for boys/men to urinate publicly? I don't think it is. (Exception for desperate toddlers).

blibblobblub Sat 05-Sep-15 22:48:03

YAB a bit U I think.

She probably couldn't face the hassle of getting all the kids back into the supermarket. It's not ideal, but quicker to go in the car park I guess.

I know I was held over several grates as a child. Maybe not at 7 or 8 though...

Hendoisthecaptain Sat 05-Sep-15 22:48:35

My DS has weed by the side of the car hundreds of times. He has a chronic bladder problem which results in urgently needing to urinate. Not a big deal IMO.

RainbowFlutterby Sat 05-Sep-15 22:48:49

DS has problems which are under investigation. If he needs to go he needs to go NOW. We don't all have perfect bladders, maybe her DS is one of those that doesn't.

Hoplikeabunny Sat 05-Sep-15 22:53:38

I literally wouldn't even bat an eyelid if I saw this. Dogs wee everywhere, why is the wee of a 7 year old worse than dog wee?

dannydyerismydad Sat 05-Sep-15 22:55:15

I saw this in Mothercare car park.

I wouldn't have minded, but the mother pointed her child at MY car rather than her own.

ChickenTikkaMassala Sat 05-Sep-15 22:56:58

YANBU OP, I've seen a toddler urinate on a pavement by a main road once but according to MN it was acceptable grin

Greengardenpixie Sat 05-Sep-15 23:05:56

well if he needed to go, i dont see a problem. She probably had other kids, loads of shopping and couldnt take him. When i was little it was commonplace to see men urinating in public. Not that i agree with that but a child is different. When on holiday we had to do it frequently through Europe. We couldnt find a toilet and were miles away from anything. The problem was, getting our children to do it! They were bursting but didnt want to pee in outisde!!!

Purplepoodle Sat 05-Sep-15 23:08:48

my 7 year old decided to do this whilst I was loading his brothers into the car from daycare. I was a bit stunned and just quietly told him it's not nice and he needs to ask to use the toilet next time

Mermaidhair Sat 05-Sep-15 23:14:52

Yanbu, it is disgusting and totally unnecessary. Illegal to. Due to laziness and poor planning.

usual Sat 05-Sep-15 23:19:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mom2twoteens Sat 05-Sep-15 23:24:31

Yep. I think it's disgusting too. He's seven and there's a toilet nearby. YUK!

At what age will he realise it's not on or will he still be peeing whenever he feels the need at 14 or 18 or 25. Disgusting. (Lazy mother)

Also saw a boy of around seven or eight peeing at the side of the road this morning. In full view of everyone, no effort made to step into the trees. (Although he may have stepped in poo if another child had been in there earlier.) They were right next to the Fire Station where an open day was going on and judging by the stuff the family were carrying, I'd guess they had just left. Why do men think they can pee in public, surely they aren't made with smaller bladders, are they?

Flashbangandgone Sat 05-Sep-15 23:56:06

It's illegal, you should have called the police.

I'm guessing this is a joke.... I don't exactly condone this behaviour but wtf are the police going to do! Send round a squad car with blue lights flashing to apprehend the culprits before they leave?

Flashbangandgone Sat 05-Sep-15 23:58:44

Unpleasant as this might be, is this actually illegal?!?

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