This totally hypothetical situation is not based on a true story. If it were based on a real person, then it would be quite embarrassing for that person, but of course, it’s not based on a real person.
Let’s pretend that you are taking your 4 year old and 1.5 year old to a playground that is four blocks away on the other side of the neighborhood. You arrive at the empty playground, and your 1.5 year old is already joyfully running around and sliding down slides. But, your 4 year old turns to you and says that she has to go poo poo NOW! There are no bathrooms in the vicinity. What would you do?
A. Strap them both in the stroller and RACE back home, risking an accident and an epic temper tantrum from the 1.5 year old.
B. Find a nearby house and ask a stranger if you can use their bathroom for an emergency.
C. Tell your kid to hold it and let her run the risk of a messy accident.
D. Pull her over to the side of the playground and let her go #2 in the grass as if she were an uncivilized child raised by wolves.
Let’s say that you chose option D just for the sake of it, and a random neighbor kid came over just after the act was finished. Would you scoop it up like you would after a dog? Or would you be too embarrassed and let it sit there? And if you let it sit there, would you go back under the cover of darkness and clean it up later?
Just wondering. Thanks.