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My son shat by the footpath.

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LumpyMcBentface Fri 23-Sep-16 20:18:02

He said he was going for a wee, on our twenty minute walk home from school. He went behind a bush next to the footpath. When I went to pull his trousers up the evidence was there to see (and smell). He proclaimed innocence to start with and then giggled uncontrollably all the way home.

I usually have poo bags with me but I'd left the dog at home and hadn't considered I'd need them for walking a five year old. So I had to leave it.

We scarpered down the path and I think we got away with it, but I am mortified.

Should I have gone back to clean it up? I considered it but then, erm, didn't. I'm now feeling a bit guilty.

How bad is this? Please tell me your children are as gross as mine!

SoupDragon Fri 23-Sep-16 20:20:14

Of course you should have gone back. That's utterly rank.

BitOfFun Fri 23-Sep-16 20:21:23

Behind a bush? Unfortunate, but it could have been worse.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:21:36

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Bearfrills Fri 23-Sep-16 20:22:59

Mine have been guilty of the occasional alfresco pee when potty training/caught short too far away from any sort of toilet (and I nearly always have a bottle of water on the pushchair so I swill the area a bit afterwards) but they've never shat on a footpath.

Sorry but that is disgusting.

LumpyMcBentface Fri 23-Sep-16 20:23:38

Definitely not the poo troll. But I am thinking I need to train him to shit before he leaves the classroom.

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:07

Hopefully no cctv anywhere or your ds is gonna be the butt of crimestoppers!!

BlackeyedPetitsPois Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:10

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SoupDragon Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:11

Through you need to learn how to use advanced search.

SheldonsSpot Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:13

That's fucking disgusting and I'm happy to say that no, my children are not as gross as yours.

BitOfFun Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:14

What would you do though, Bearfrills? He's only five.

OhTallulah Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:17

What ^^ they all said, filthy mare.

Doubt troll - extensive post history

LumpyMcBentface Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:42

It wasn't ON the footpath (thank god). But it was footpath adjacent.

limitedperiodonly Fri 23-Sep-16 20:24:46

It's not the worst thing I've encountered in the bushes at the park.

BlackeyedPetitsPois Fri 23-Sep-16 20:25:36

Oops me too soup

CheckpointCharlie2 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:25:40

My mum let dd shit behind a tree once in the play park, she would have been about three. It's called the 'Poo Playpark' now. Don't worry op.

NoelHeadbands Fri 23-Sep-16 20:26:36

Well no, I haven't experienced this particular joy but honestly? He's five, if he needed to go he needed to go, presumably he didn't do it for fun.

Don't sweat it, just encourage him to go before you set off from now on!

OhTallulah Fri 23-Sep-16 20:26:45

You could buy a collapsible potty and carry that with you, they sell them in camping shops grin

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BlackeyedPetitsPois Fri 23-Sep-16 20:26:50

Apologies lumpy

But.....that is pretty disgusting shock

witchywoohoo Fri 23-Sep-16 20:27:09

Of FFS! Get a grip people. A five year old shat in bush - not right slap bang in the middle of the path.

SoupDragon Fri 23-Sep-16 20:28:17

What would you do though

Go back and clear it up.

OhTallulah Fri 23-Sep-16 20:28:26

CheckpointCharlie, no kidding, I read that as your Mum did a shit in the playground! shock
Teach me to skim read.

Whippet75 Fri 23-Sep-16 20:28:52

Aww he's only 5! Sometimes when you have to go to have to go, don't worry about it. No one got hurt! Xxx

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