Let me start by saying that I am a “Girl Mom”. I have 2 daughters and know nothing about being the parent of a boy. I can tell you all about girls’ hairstyles, dressing girls, bows, skirts, and nail polish. But when it comes to all things “BOY” I am clueless. So here’s what I am curious about. My girls and I went to a local playground yesterday. As we were walking up the sidewalk towards the park there was a little boy (I’d say about 5 years old) who was facing the bushes next to the sidewalk with his pants down, tush showing, and peeing in the bushes while his father stood with him. I get that when you gotta go, you gotta go. I get that boys pee in bushes, well, because they can. When the boy finished, he pulled up his pants and he went into the playground area with his father. I cringed as I watched him touch all the equipment with is dirty hands that had just been on his penis. Even if the father didn’t have wipes, hand cleanser, etc. with him, I am sure in a park full of other parents, he could have asked for something to clean his son’s hands. Yes, I know that as a father and as a boy himself, his father probably didn’t even think about it. And yes, I am sure other kids in the park had dirty hands from 101 other gross things. But the thought of this little boy holding his penis, possibly getting urine on his hands, and then touching all over the same railings and such that my girls were touching really grossed me out. I know germs are everywhere and that many people don’t wash their hands after they use the bathroom but it’s a lot easier to be in denial about that when it isn’t right in front of you. Of course my girls were asking why he was peeing there, why he didn’t wash his hands, etc.
So would it have grossed you out at all?