The 4 “P’s” of Spring: Parks, Playgrounds, Porta-Potties

Parks, Playgrounds and Porta-Potties…ahhh, spring is here.  We visited the first Porta-Potty of the season!  Wahoo!  The girls are three so instead of playing “Where’s Waldo” we will be playing “Where’s Biffy?” everywhere we go this spring.

On Wednesday we were at a park and the Porta-Potty bay was empty, not yet been delivered for the season, which meant a hasty trip back in the car to the Burger King down the block.  But by Saturday most parks had become fully functional.  Sure enough despite having each girl go before we left, Callie had to go when we were at the park.  All three of us, Cassie, Callie and myself all huddled into the small entryway inside the Porta-Potty and closed the door.

Dear Mr.Biffy,

If it wouldn’t trouble you too much could you please add an extra 8 sq ft to the space between the potty and the door for those of us who happen to have small children who need assistance to use your fine facilities.  Thank you!


Mrs. Rasmussen

So as soon as we get in there I do what my mother always did.  I yelled, “DON”T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!”  Now I know there are some parents that do not use porta-potties at all.  There are some parents that don’t use public restrooms at all.  There are also those parents who tell their kid to just go in the bushes and then they pretend like they just got an urgent call and didn’t notice their child’s childish action.  You know where you are on the Potty Spectrum.

Some kids (one of our sons to remain nameless) loved using the Porta-Potty.  I think he begged to go to the park just so he could use the darn thing. Just seeing one gave him the sudden urgency to pee.  If you got a passport stamps for each Porta-Potty you visited we would have filled our passport that summer.

The girls had no qualms about using the darn thing.  They didn’t seem phased by it.  They were just glad it didn’t have the automatic flusher (you know the ones that are activated while your little one is still on the potty and it scares them to death, setting your potty training back a few weeks?)

I suppose I could do a “Flat Stanley” type project,  taking pictures of me and the kids in front of Porta-Potties around the world (or at least the Twin Cities) but I’m guessing, in this creative world where people have way too much down time, someone has already done that.


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4 thoughts on “The 4 “P’s” of Spring: Parks, Playgrounds, Porta-Potties

  1. Ann

    ..this one is so funny…and I really needed a good laugh.

  2. I get a porta potty picture every race I run. Every race I run.

  3. Reblogged this on Barren to Bonkers! and commented:

    Ah, it’s that time of year again!

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