Trials of Toddler Toilet Trips!
I thought that being out and about with my 2 kiddies would be a lot easier when they were both out of nappies, but it turns out the trials of toilet trips with two toddlers is far more difficult!
The first problem when you’re on your own with two toddlers is that if one wants to go, you all have to go. Standard cubicles generally are far too small for 3 to fit in, so I often find myself having to use the disabled toilet (naughty I know, but necessary). Despite having more room, it seems that whilst my attention is focused on the one using the toilet, the dangling red cord is too much of a temptation to the other. Several times we have been meet by a knocking at the door to make sure everything is OK as the emergency alarm has been triggered!
When we have managed to squeeze into a small cubicle in a busy public toilet, the conversation between my two seems to focus on private parts. In a loud booming voice, Isla likes to say ‘we are girls mummy, and we have noonies don’t we?’ And they both like to tell the world ‘You have hair on your noonie mummy don’t you? Lots of hair!’ Err thanks darling for sharing my lack of personal grooming!
By far the most troublesome toilet trip was when I was Oliver. Like most mums I took the opportunity to use the conveniences myself after he had finished. Despite my protests he started playing with the lock on the door. The door was just too far away to reach, and he managed to open it, revealing myself sitting on the loo, trousers round my ankles, to the large queue of people waiting. I could have died of embarrassment! Whilst firmly scalding him I managed to get the door shut again. As I emerged from the cubicle I heard a few sniggers, but also received a few sympathetic looks, I suspect they were mums that have experienced similar things.
The trials will no doubt continue, until they are older enough to go on their own I’m fairly sure the trials of toilet trips will rage on!