- Do boys need to track into the house just to pee?
- 2003-10-24 03:53:26
whereami, I don't think that your mom encouraging you to spray it all over is that unusual. At one time, I would have thought that strange, but over the years my boys have become much more brazen and my good friend as well as my sister have witnessed them spraying it all over a public restroom. To my surprise, they were both intrigued by it and have since compelled the boys not to use the toilets, but instead to go for distance, height or just to make a mess. Not having boys themselves, they seem to be fascinated by my boys indifference as to where they do it and who they'll go in front of. My boys go about it as if it were as common as using a toilet. I know that they do this all the time and without incident, so I no longer ask them to use the toilets, but rather expect the boys will just spray it out wherever. They're not hurting anything and several of my friends enjoy watching the boys do so.
saragirl, you crack me up, but I totally get what you're saying! Guys do anything they want, but always expect women (especially moms), to be so completely naive and proper about it. Our boys never make an effort to use the bathroom before going down to the pool, nor does my husband when he goes with us. Instead, they're very outspoken about the fact they pee as they're changing clothes in the dressing area. We're guys... we're entitled to... it's fun... who are you to question us? right guys! Laying out on the pool deck the moms have a clear view under the partition walls and follow the guys feet as they walk into the dressing room and just casually relieve themselves onto the floor! We all roll our eyes or shake our heads as we see it, but we're just expected to accept this. So yes, I too rather enjoy sitting down at the edge of the pool in front of my husband and emptying my bladder forcefully toward him in the pool, I guess it's just a little bit of revenge.
My poll wasn't perfectly written, many boys answered as boys and parents and I didn't separate moms from dads. I really wanted to know if other moms agreed with me. However, looking through the detailed Excel Data, I was able to separated out only those whom claimed to be moms in the first question, which left us with about 88 moms as of now. As I thought, 62% of moms said they would prefer if theirs boys just peed out in the yard when they're outside. Another 11% said they'd rather the boys come inside, but pee on the floor in the garage or basement instead of tracking into the bathroom. Only 27% desire for the boys to come in and use the bathroom. This is similar to a poll @ baby center where 66% of moms said it was fine for boys to do so and one @ mothering where 83% weren't opposed to it.
Years ago my boys were so offended when I'd insist that they just go outside and acted as if it was some taboo thing to do, I'm glad to see that like me, most moms would rather boys do so outdoors.
Does it bother you if there's a visible stream when you're peeing at a urinals? There's some variance between polls, but from those I've seen, somewhere between 58% and 85% of moms use pools as a urinal, that's more common than urinal usage in mens rooms! Every other mom I know pees in pools and it's common for us to get up from sunbathing and sit along the edge of the pool to dangle our feet and pee. Yes, there are times when I'm sure there's some visible stream or color, but everyone knows why we came poolside anyway. I've never gone to any effort to hide it, at times I've announced to the kids, "I'm not coming in, mommy just needs to go pee pee!" This isn't some taboo act, it's common practice among moms, who's going to leave their kids alone in the pool to go pee? It's not as if young men are any more proper, as most guys, I know my teenage boys aren't running in to use urinals, but rather spraying it out on the floor. It's obvious to us, as the walls don't extend down to the concrete and their streams are clearly visible to moms sunbathing on the pool deck. We don't pass judgement on the boys, so should we be concerned if our urine streams are visible?
Mothering and parenting websites will confirm, more moms pee in pools than use the restrooms!