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Is potty training your toddler in a restaurant a good idea?

Photo courtesy of Today Show
Photo courtesy of Today Show

Moms, you might get away with breast feeding your child in a public venue (and I say why not?) but hell have no fury should you try potty training your young one in a public venue, say like a restaurant.

Confused? Don’t be, let’s read a blog entry courtesy of one disgruntled diner who couldn’t believe what was happening in front of her at one local Utah restaurant.

Courtesy of Kimberly Decker:

“While we sat down to have lunch, I noticed this young Mother was potty training her two twin daughters at the table. It didn’t quite register at first what was happening, but when I took a second glance I realized this is NOT OK! I decided to snap a picture of the whole incident and then later that afternoon as a ‘joke’ I decided to post it on Facebook. I couldn’t believe the response I got,”

Interesting. What’s the expression? Different strokes for different folks. But seriously maybe training your kids to do that stuff amongst strangers who are also eating isn’t probably going to win you the best behavior award. After all who wants to be reminded about something so personal at the dinner table and by kids who you know are probably making a mess of it too? Makes you wonder what else goes on at home never mind in public.

Offers Kimberly Decker further who initially thought the kids were merely sitting in booster seats until of course she realized otherwise:

“She had to undo the jumpsuits, and take them all the way down so they were completely nude, with the jumpsuits down to their ankles just eating their chicken nuggets, sitting on little toddler potties,”

Eating those nuggets while creating other little nuggets, oh dear.

Of course the following comment courtesy of one reader caught my eye too:

Commenters on KSLTV’s website agreed that the mom (who hasn’t been identified) made an outrageous choice. “Parenting is difficult! Yes, we’ve all been through it, and potty-training is tough….. BUT, what you did is wrong in so many ways! First, you must teach your children the proper time and place to go potty – and public places, especially in crowded restaurants is NOT NOT NOT the place. Children are not animals – they are small versions of you! “ user ad8835 wrote.

via ksee24