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to think that the entranceway to Tescos is not the BEST place to sit your boy on his potty?

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fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 20:57:26

I mean, couldn't they have taken him to the free public tescos toilet?

Does everyone have to see this poor little lad doing his business on their way to do their shopping?

I don't think IABU, I cannot think of a single reason why this would be okay. Can you enlighten me?

southeastastra Sat 30-Aug-08 20:58:40

maybe she's trying to publicly humiliate him into giving it up grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 20:59:09

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MuchLessTiredNow Sat 30-Aug-08 20:59:16

maybe they are first time potty trainers and didn't know how long he could last? Does it really matter?

fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 20:59:38

hmmm... not a scenario I had considered tbh.

Maybe that was it, perhaps I should put myself in the IABU corner after all...

wink

UniversallyChallenged Sat 30-Aug-08 20:59:53

We were at Whipsnade yesterday and this boy was weeing up against a tree with his mum right there, no discretion or anything. And he was about 6/7 so not a toddler.

Suppose when a guy's gotta go ...

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:00:05

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norksinmywaistband Sat 30-Aug-08 21:01:03

It may have been first trip out without nappies.
Would yu prefer the poor lad to pee himself whilst his mother frantically searched for the toilet

fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 21:01:05

MuchLessTiredNow - actually, I think it does matter, yes.

I didn't particularly want to watch this child sitting on a potty and I have young children. I can't imagine what someone without kids, or with grown up kids would have reacted.

Do you think it's ok?

notnowbernard Sat 30-Aug-08 21:01:34

If a child says "I need a wee/poo" and then cannot hold on for at least a few minutes before a convenience is found, they are not ready for toilet training, IMO

notnowbernard Sat 30-Aug-08 21:02:04

LOL Malory!

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:02:20

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fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 21:02:35

the toilet is very clearly marked and it would have taken them about two minutes to get there.

If he can't wait two minutes, perhaps he's not ready to be out of nappies.

If they felt the need to put him on the potty at all, could they not have gone around the side of tescos to be a tad more discreet? They were IN THE ENTRANCEWAY to a major supermarket.

It's not the fact that he was on a potty, it's where the potty was!

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:02:45

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MuchLessTiredNow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:02:50

not bothered at all actually. when I am training them am much more pleased that they ask to go - take the attitude that it is only like that for a couple of weeks at most and then I can move onto the dash for the loo.

traceybath Sat 30-Aug-08 21:03:57

i'm with malory - if DS is desperate he does it by car and i open doors to disguise it . . .

entrance to tescos a bit much in my opinion

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:05:29

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dilemma456 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:06:58

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Saturn74 Sat 30-Aug-08 21:07:05

Better there than in the deli section, I suppose. grin

fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 21:08:48

I wouldn't have objected at all to a small child using a potty in the middle of a park.

It was the close proximity to the actual toilets, and the fact that they were in the farking entranceway!

At least if they had been in the deli section, less people would have seen wink

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 30-Aug-08 21:09:53

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LiliAnjelika Sat 30-Aug-08 21:12:33

Im with Much Less Tired Now. What's the big deal? Parenthood is hard enough without people judging for you petty little transgressions. Also, there was a time when people would have had the same attitude towards bf in public.

fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 21:14:21

ah, but mumsnet wouldn't be any fun without judging people for their petty little transgressions.

And you lot really think it is okay for people to have to walk past someone pissing and shitting within feet of where you are going to buy your food?

really?

um, okay

fryalot Sat 30-Aug-08 21:14:42

when there are real, viable, preferable alternatives!

misi Sat 30-Aug-08 21:19:45

slight, well a major detour here on this, outside the entrance to my local tesco last night a woman was raped shock.
now its not a small tesco, it is a 200,000sq footer +, a giant store with a security guard kust inside the door and people going in and out all the time yet this woman was raped close by.

weeing in a pot is insignificant compared to this though sad

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