well everyone knows (at least you will right now) i am no fan of public restrooms. honestly pissing is no problem. i can piss anywhere. but doing anything else...is a no-go for me. i'll hold my shit (literally) till i'm about to implode before i'd used a nasty ass men's restroom. men are different animals than women. you ladies probably say, "women bathrooms are disgusting too...". um. take the most disgusting woman's room and multiply it by 50. that's a regular man's bathroom. there is piss all over the floor from the door to the stall. there is shit all over the toilet. there is even shit right next to where the tissue is. like literally, shit already on the toilet tissue and on the holder..that's just how disgusting it is. imagine walking in and seeing a dead rat in the toilet. yes...that has happened to me.
so imagine my discontent having a 4 year old son who often has to go to the restroom. it's like confronting my nightmare every 15 minutes. and since he's a little boy, he can't use the urinals that are off the floor. so imagine my heart about to fall out my body when i saw him walk in the stall and lift the toliet seat with his hands.........
*moment of silence for my death*
now i'm sure lifting the seat has been ingrained in his head at home. but in the public restroom.....lifting the seat is like touching a dead person. you just don't do that. that's why the toilet is so nasty, cause NO ONE LIFTS the seat. NO ONE SITS on the seat. don't touch it. so i'm telling him, "don't touch it". and he's repeating it as a question "don't touch it"? imagine someone walking in on the tail-end of this conversation. so i'm like, yes...don't lift the seat. don't touch it. just pee. so he pees and i walk him over to the sink and wash his hands till his light skin fingers lose 3 shades and he got white kid hands. so we walk out the bathroom. problem solved right? we go back before the end of the day..and he looks at me, "don't touch it?". and i say..yes..."don't touch it". ok. i saved my son from being a shit hand monster. the world is a better place.
so we get home. it's bath time, get ready to go to sleep time. so he takes his bath and i tell him to take a piss before bed. he goes over and starts peeing with the seat down. so i tell him, no...."lift the seat". and he looks at me and says, "don't touch it?"...lol
life lessons: try teaching a 4 year old that you're supposed to lift the seat at home, but not to touch it in public.
[october challenge: day #4]