If you’re eating right now, you may want to put your food down for just a minute. And breathe deeply. It’s about to get a little crazy momma drama up in here.
Kimberly Decker, a young mother of three, was eating out a restaurant in Lehi, Utah, when she noticed another mother with twin girls around the age of two years old, sitting at a table eating their chicken nuggets on their booster seats. How perfectly normal.
Except, they weren’t booster seats. Kimberly looked again. They were potties.
That’s right. The mother had them sitting on their potties at the table in the middle of the restaurant, naked, while eating their nuggets.
“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,” Decker explained to KSL-TV. “The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me. I was like this is not ok, we’re eating, there was a business meeting with about five or six businessmen going on right next to me.”[caption id="attachment_29235" align="aligncenter" width="429" caption="Photo credit: Kimberly Decker"][/caption]
Kimberly took this photo of the girls at the table and posted it on her Facebook page and unsurprisingly, the photo went viral. Several news stations picked it up and people have been commenting on their absolute disgust with the situation.
Here at Baby Gizmo, we hate to judge other mothers. But there is a line between doing what a mom’s gotta do, and insanity. Quick question Mom- what are you teaching your kids?! That pooping and peeing is for public places? That it’s okay to poop at the table? That being stripped down in the middle of a packed restaurant is no big deal?
And let’s say they had pooped. Um, what were you planning on doing? “Oh, don’t mind me, just carrying my daughter’s poo to the bathroom toilet. Please continue eating your sandwich while she runs around with a dirty butt.”
As Kimberly said, this is NOT OKAY! I understand potty training is hard work, and I am dreading going through it with my toddler, but you can be sure that whatever you teach your kids is going to stick, and getting butt naked and peeing at a restaurant table is not what she needs to learn. Trust me on that one.
Apparently the restaurant was so busy that the staff didn’t notice what was going on, and by the time several people had complained, they had gone. Although I think the words- “Ma’am, I’m going to have to ask that you have your children not use their potties at the table, and sit on a chair” is really a sentence that no staff member, or human, would ever imagine saying.
What are your thoughts on this? Was this mom just doing what she had to do to get through a crazy day, or does it disgust you? Share your thoughts!