July 7, 2009

"Potty" in the City

While on a run today I realized how hard it would be to take a recently potty-trained child anywhere in the city! I always have to go to the bathroom. I am absolutely terrible on road trip's because I have to go after a sip of anything. We had to stop 4 times in 3 1/2 hours on our way home from Des Moines on Sunday. (jason is so patient w/ me!) But today after trying to hydrate before the run about half way through, I really had to go! I happened to be passing a park with a few little ones running around...right about the height of "big boy/big girl underwear" aged. Obviously, I'm an adult and know I have to hold it until I can get to the bathroom but there wasn't anywhere I could just pop in and use the facilities, unless I bought something and then asked for the key. So I wonder when you have kids how the heck do you plan your day? Would you only go places which have unlocked public bathrooms? I mean do those even exist in Chicago? Or else, I guess you just bring extra money and plan on buying the cheapest thing in the restaurant/coffee shop/book shop/gas station, etc. Just made me wonder...

song-of-the-day|"Desire"| by U2

1 comment:

  1. We tend to "slither in" to different locations, Starbucks usually have a "hidden" and you know in the city they are on every corner ;)