The kids and I were at the park today. A little boy 3-ish was holding himself and running to his Mom. The bathrooms are 20 feet away. She was on a park bench halfway between the bathroom and the play structure. He obviously had to go NOW, but she told him in a chipper voice "Go pee on that purple pole". And pointed to the play structure. So, he ran back over there, and peed on the pole. My kids were playing about 10 feet away, so that wasn't an issue. But, if she and her son were exactly halfway between the bathroom and the play structure why not just get up and go to the bathroom?
Why on earth would she tell him to go pee on the structure?
Her excuse was "he's newly potty trained, and he probably wouldn't go in the toilet".
But, the structure???? Why not at LEAST a tree, or the big rock? Why the play equipment?