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post #21 of 29

What gets me more is what she's teaching him....er...not teaching him. You know, privacy, respect for his body etc. For her to say go ahead and pee on that purple pole (in front of your peers, theirs parents/caregiver and anyone else who happens to be around) is irresponsible, to the kids who will climb all over it within two minutes but mostly to her little guy who should have been directed - or taken by her - to a nearby bush, rock or even to the edge of the playground.

 

post #22 of 29

Very strange.  When we were early potty training (20months) I would take her potty to the park with me and potty her by the trees, pouring the pee where no one would walk.  When she got a bit older she started squatting next to trees.  But I always tried to do it away from people so as to give her some privacy and not to offend anyone who was a little more conservative.  Once dd did have an accident on the playscape and I quickly doused the area in water from my water bottle.  Actually instructing your kid to pee on the playscape?  Irresponsible. 

post #23 of 29

When my four year old was potty learning (special needs child) he was attending summer school and had an accident and peed his pants on the bridge part of the play structure.  Some pee dribbled down through the holes of the metal bridge.  The teacher got the janitorial staff and it was like HAZMAT was at the scene.  They had everyone exit the play area and scrubbed everything with cleanser and hosed in down.  They were in those suit things even!

 

I don't know if what that mom did was an actual biohazard like the school made my son's pee seem, but at the very least it's super inconsiderate and totally gross!

post #24 of 29

Totally disgusting. I'd have loudly said something like "No honey, kids PLAY there, go to the bushes!" or similar. I don't have a prob w/ commando peeing, but not on the freaking play area itself. Ick, maybe that's why my park's bathrooms are clean, no one's using them.

post #25 of 29

While I think the mom showed very poor judgment in telling him to pee on the playground, I feel bad for the little boy.  He's not learning appropriate boundaries - he thinks that's okay behavior, what happens when he pulls a stunt like that at daycare or preschool? 

 

(She'll probably be completely shocked and wonder WHERE he could have learned that!  huh.gif)

post #26 of 29

Very weird. I am pretty lax about where a potty learner can pee (carry a potty in car and dump pee in the street) but a play structure would be unacceptable. Rock in the corner, grass, or get-of-the-bench-lady.

post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by kathteach View Post

When my four year old was potty learning (special needs child) he was attending summer school and had an accident and peed his pants on the bridge part of the play structure.  Some pee dribbled down through the holes of the metal bridge.  The teacher got the janitorial staff and it was like HAZMAT was at the scene.  They had everyone exit the play area and scrubbed everything with cleanser and hosed in down.  They were in those suit things even!

 

I don't know if what that mom did was an actual biohazard like the school made my son's pee seem, but at the very least it's super inconsiderate and totally gross!


At an amusement park near my house, they'd have an occasional puking incident on one of the bigger spinning rides. When that happened, the attendant would close the ride down, summon a supervisor and the puke would be cleaned by trained employees. It would sit idle for a few minutes as the cleaning solution dried up (or whatever, I don't know), then it would re-open.

Because a rider's puke was a bodily fluid, and the amusement park staff didn'tt know what types of diseases or sicknesses the person had, extreme care was taken during the cleanup process.

I can totally understand urine being the same situation.


With that said, the original situation..yeah, totally uncalled for. If we're out and about, and there's an "emergency" stiuation, we always find a tree or a bush. If there's no bush, then he gets down on one or both knees, and then pees straight towards the ground.
post #28 of 29
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I can totally understand urine being the same situation.

Actually, urine, though gross, is pretty much sterile and without germs. It's not nearly as hazardous a substance as vomit or blood or spit or...just about anything other bodily fluid, I think.

Not to defend playset peeing! Ugh.
post #29 of 29

My DS's pee outside all day long. We live way out in the country and it's never been an issue. They just pee on a tree. DD not so much only because she's 3 and needs help to squat. lol.gif Not to mention she needs to wipe...but I digress.

 

I had never had a formal discussion with them about peeing outside because honestly, it slipped my mind. The last time we were at the park my four year old pulled down his pants and started to pee on a tree fairly close to the playground... me ----> yikes2.gif I ran over and got him and explained that we can't just pee anywhere we get the urge...yadda yadda. I do feel it's fine for them to pee over by the lake where there are plenty of trees for privacy and it is well away from the other children playing. I'd rather they weren't flashing their genitals at the park and it's just poor manners to pee around perfect strangers. lol.gif

 

Long story short... I find it bizarre that the mother would have him pee ON the playground. I don't find it particularly disgusting but more so rude and, yeah, bizarre. 

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