Jul 10, 2010
joined My Stranger Face
Jul 10, 2010
commented on Banning Children Pooping at the Farmers Market Versus "Accepting Our Natural Bodies"
In the name of analyzing all of this thoroughly, we are missing a few facts, and/or, we're subject to a few discrepancies. Why, if it was an accident, did the parent have the foresight to carry a plastic baggie (presumably FOR their child's poop)? Are there porta-potties at the Columbus Park Farmer's Market? Perhaps most relevantly, how old is the child, and was it delayed in some fashion? I'm skeptical that this was truly an "accident." I'm a parent, and I've been subject to an accident or two (that was me, covered in spit-up, on the bus to Tacoma, yes, with the cute blond kid laughing hysterically at her gross mom), but the amount of planning it would take to anticipate THAT particular kind of accident, and bring a plastic baggie for the occasion, makes me wonder. Also, in the spirit of "accidents happen," if the parent was prepared with a plastic bag, why was the parent not prepared also with a diaper? A cloth one, even, for purposes of being "natural"? And yeah, what's with everybody assuming this is a 2-year-old? Why is a 2-year-old practicing being "potty-trained" without a diaper in public? Or did the incident involve, say, a 10-year-old? I'm not trying to go all Mudede and analyze this to death, but I'm kind of hesitant (even AS a parent) to go along with the "have compassion for accidents" crowd. Especially if the kid was ten.