Etiquette question – Kiddies and the shopping centre bogs

Verisimilitude 12 February 2009 68

Dear Manners Aunts,

Based on an observation that got me thinking:

Dad and young Maddison Sophie (age 4 1/2!) are shopping in the Canberra Centre, when Maddie announces she ‘NeEEeeDs to GO to thE ToiLET, Dad!’

Should Dad:

    1. Take her into the unhallowed depths of the men’s toilets?

    2. Scandalise the ladies in the women’s toilets? Or send Maddie in there unsupervised?

    3. Use the nursing mothers’ room?

    4. Ask the nice Canberra Centre lady to take Maddie into the loo?

    5. Or, tell Maddie to ‘Just hold on ’til they got home’?


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colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:17 pm 12 Feb 09

Speaking from experience, men’s toilets or parents room – whichever is closest!

R. Slicker R. Slicker 3:18 pm 12 Feb 09

What is a “shooping centre”?

smack smack 3:19 pm 12 Feb 09

Easy. Take her to the kids toilet in one of the several ‘parents’ rooms.

Now hopefully JB will delete this waste of a thread!

Blamemonkey Blamemonkey 3:26 pm 12 Feb 09

@smack WAH!

these need to be approved to be viewed…

jakez jakez 3:30 pm 12 Feb 09

Men’s toilets or parents room.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 3:34 pm 12 Feb 09

You forgot option 6:

Have sons.

Snarky Snarky 3:37 pm 12 Feb 09

Speaking from experience with three daughters – take her in and use the mens, but under no circumstances allow them to go and wash their hands in the urinals 🙂

PM PM 3:38 pm 12 Feb 09

I’ve seen a kid (maybe 4 or so) tell his grandmother at McDonald’s that he needed to take a piss so she told him to go over by the bushes outside. He dropped his dacks to his ankles, lifted his shirt to his neck and was trying to do his best fountain impersonation.

Duke Duke 3:40 pm 12 Feb 09

It makes little difference. You’ve scandalised the kid enough already by saddling her with ‘Madison.’

PsydFX PsydFX 3:40 pm 12 Feb 09

Maddison Sophie? Are you serious, Watch this, and take note of 0:54 onwards.

GnT GnT 3:43 pm 12 Feb 09

Nursing mothers’ room? Excuse me?

Use the “Parents’ Room”. After all, that’s what they’re there for.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 3:44 pm 12 Feb 09

Either way it’s a shit fight.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 3:53 pm 12 Feb 09

Parents room, men’s if busy. Take the kid into a stall for some privacy, and get them to wash their hands when finished.

Standard parenting stuff.

p1 p1 3:58 pm 12 Feb 09

Take the kid into a stall for some privacy

If it’s quite, do you let your daughter pee in the urinal?

p1 p1 3:59 pm 12 Feb 09

errr, quiet, not quite.

shanefos shanefos 4:01 pm 12 Feb 09

“The garbage goes in the garbage can people. I can’t stress that enough.”

FFS!

PreciousLilywhite PreciousLilywhite 4:06 pm 12 Feb 09

No way mens room….little girls do not belong in there.
Use the unisex handicapped toilets.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 4:07 pm 12 Feb 09

link at #9 should be: this gem from Chaser’s… crew.

You could also check out the old (by web standards), but extremely relevant “Institute for Naming Children Humanely” (INCH) website

Know you are all enlightened.

Oh, and in response to the original post – absolutely use the parent’s rooms… (#13 spot on) and never, ever on the bushes (although the ex-presidents…) outside an establishment of any sort (PM @ #8 – I’ll bet *that* was a Jayden, Jake or Jacob)!!!

ant ant 4:14 pm 12 Feb 09

er, can’t she go to teh toilet by herself? Teh women in the ladies aren’t going to rape her, you know. If she can’t go to the toilet by herself at 4 and a half, there’s something weird going on.

PsydFX PsydFX 4:15 pm 12 Feb 09

Psydfx you jackass, how can i watch 0:54 seconds into a malformed video ID?

TARD

It would appear that something a little extra got added to the link when I posted it.
I will assume that you are new to computers and can’t work out how to take out the obviously unintended from the posted link and provide it in full for you here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXTngYxm8Bs

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 4:19 pm 12 Feb 09

1. Take her into the unhallowed depths of the men’s toilets?
only as last option (and fully supervised / in locked cubicle)

2. Scandalise the ladies in the women’s toilets? Or send Maddie in there unsupervised?
NEVER (either)!

3. Use the nursing mothers’ room?
Option 1 – but note it is called a “parent’s room”, you have every bit as much right to be there as a “nursing mother”

4. Ask the nice Canberra Centre lady to take Maddie into the loo?
again, NEVER!

5. Or, tell Maddie to ‘Just hold on ’til they got home’?
Only if you want the ‘damage’ greatly exacerbated, a dirty big steaming mess on your hands, and a emotionally damaged child to boot

PreciousLilywhite@ #17: umm, noooooo!

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